The Statewide Patient Reported Measures Program will empower patients to tell us about the impact of their health condition on their life, what quality of life they’re aiming for, their experience of the health system and whether what we do actually makes a difference to them.
What is it?
Statewide Patient Reported Measures Program (PRM) 2021 – 2024:
- Puts patients at the fore, to better understand their healthcare experiences and outcomes to inform decision-making and improve health delivery.
- Explores Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs), which investigates a person’s perception of their own health through qualitative questionnaires.
- Explores Patient Reported Experience Measures (PREMs), which uncovers patients’ views and observations on the services they receive through psychometrically validated questionnaires.
- The implementation of a standardised approach will support the collection, analysis and timely reporting of data so clinicians can deliver the best care to patients.
The Program ultimately aims to provide a statewide solution to ensure patients receive the care that matters most to them.
Why do we need it?
The Program was established in response to a snapshot analysis of PROMs-PREMs implementation by key stakeholders that found:
- There is considerable variation in data collection and reporting, and its use is within a narrow range of settings.
- There needs to be a systematic approach across the state to make data available in real-time to inform clinician and consumer decision-making.
How it’s happening
Our business case for a Statewide PRM Program has now been approved, and we’re currently establishing our PRM implementation team of skilled project managers to drive the plan forward.
2021 is all about detailed implementation planning and working with clinical teams to get the project underway.