Using a Web-Based Data Collection Platform to Implement an Effective Electronic Patient-Reported Outcome Registry

2019 (Active)

Vincent A. Lizzio, M.D., Caleb M. Gulledge, B.S., Fabien Meta, M.D., Sreten Franovic, B.S., M.S., and Eric C. Makhni, M.D., M.B.A

Modern health care places significant emphasis on patient-centered care. As a result, many orthopaedic providers are incorporating routine patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) collection into their practice. However, routine PROM collection often disrupts clinical workflow and can place a burden on both the patient and the provider. Electronic PROM collection systems, if implemented deliberately to maximize convenience and efficiency, have the potential to mitigate these obstacles. This technique guide presents an overview of designing and implementing a PROM-based clinical registry for the ambulatory orthopaedic clinic using Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap; Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN). We outline the basic steps of creating a simple but effective patient registry using this accessible data collection platform.

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