Commission on Excellence and Innovation in Health

Patient Reported Measures Research Collaborative

29 Sept 2022

The CEIH and Health Trans­la­tion SA (HTSA) part­nered to estab­lish the Patient Report­ed Mea­sures (PRMs) Research Col­lab­o­ra­tive, which launched in Decem­ber 2021

Through work­ing togeth­er, CEIH and HTSA are well posi­tioned to con­nect across the health and research sec­tors, with both organ­i­sa­tions seek­ing to improve patient out­comes and accel­er­ate the capac­i­ty to improve health­care and the health of all South Australians. 

The Col­lab­o­ra­tive aims to build a pro­fes­sion­al net­work of peo­ple with exper­tise and inter­est in PRMs research, and to pro­motes oppor­tu­ni­ties to fos­ter part­ner­ships and col­lab­o­ra­tion in the health sys­tem. This includes pro­vid­ing a forum for clin­i­cal researchers and clin­i­cians from across South Aus­tralia, and beyond, to come togeth­er and share their knowl­edge and bring focus to the ben­e­fits of PRMs research in clin­i­cal practice. 

The Col­lab­o­ra­tive recent­ly wel­comed it’s 140th mem­ber! The mem­ber­ship is grow­ing to rep­re­sent a great wealth of exper­tise across the health and research sec­tors, bring­ing a focus to the ben­e­fits of PRMs in research and clin­i­cal prac­tice. Sev­er­al mem­bers recent­ly met to con­tin­ue co-design­ing togeth­er the next phase of the Collaborative’s devel­op­ment. Con­tribut­ing ideas for future activ­i­ties, the col­lab­o­ra­tion and lead­er­ship required to achieve this, and how to estab­lish effec­tive part­ner­ship with con­sumers to ensure activ­i­ties are con­sumer focused. We con­tin­ue to be excit­ed to see how the Col­lab­o­ra­tive grows, to con­tin­ue dri­ving, build­ing, and sup­port­ing PRMs research excel­lence in South Australia. 

Prepa­ra­tions have begun for the 2nd PRMs Research Col­lab­o­ra­tive Sym­po­sium to be held on 14 Novem­ber 2022, at the South Aus­tralian Health and Med­ical Research Insti­tute (SAHM­RI). The Sym­po­sium is shap­ing up to be a great event, with pre­sen­ta­tions from mem­bers and guests on the theme of Using PRMs to improve health care for cul­tur­al­ly and lin­guis­ti­cal­ly diverse (CALD) and oth­er under­rep­re­sent­ed pop­u­la­tions.

A ben­e­fit of mem­ber­ship to the PRMs Reser­ar­ch Col­lab­o­ra­tive is the oppor­tu­ni­ty to net­work and share with oth­ers in the field. An e‑newsletter was launched for mem­bers in August 2022, show­cas­ing con­nect­ed research and projects, local activ­i­ties and events, and rel­e­vant resources and news. 

It’s not too late to become a mem­ber of the PRMs Research Col­lab­o­ra­tive! If you’d like to learn more, or reg­is­ter to join, vis­it the CEIH PRMs web­site.