Examples of common orthopaedic PROMs in OutcomeMD:
Condition PROM PROM use in the literature
Achilles tendon rupture
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Scale
    (ATRS)
Arthritis in hip
  • Hip Disability and Osteoarthritis
    Outcome Score, Jr (HOOS, JR)
Arthritis in knee
  • Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis
    Outcome Score, Joint
    Replacement (KOOS, JR)
  • Western Ontario and McMaster
    Universities Arthritis Index
    (WOMAC) – knee*
Cervical spine injuries
  • Neck Disability Index (NDI)*
Foot conditions and injuries
  • Foot Function Index – Revised
    (FFI-R)*
  • Foot and Ankle Ability Measure
    (FAAM)*
Hip replacement
  • Modified Hip Harris Score
    (mHHS)
  • Hip Disability and Osteoarthritis
    Outcome Score, Jr (HOOS, JR)
Knee joint replacement
  • Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome
    Score, Joint Replacement (KOOS, JR)
Thoracic/lumbar injuries
  • Modified Oswestry Low Back Pain
    Disability Index (ODI)
Upper extremity condition
  • Quick Disabilities of the Arm,
    Shoulder, and Hand (QuickDASH)
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
    - Shoulder Score (ASES-Shoulder Score)
  • International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF)
    Wrist Fracture Questionnaire*
All orthopaedic conditions
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) validated person-centred measures to track all relevant symptoms including:
    • Global health
    • Physical function
    • Pain behavior
    • Pain intensity
    • ain interference
    • Sleep disturbance
    Below are links for more information on OutcomeMD’s use of:
  • PROMIS Computer Adaptive Tests
  • PROMIS, Neuro-QoL, ASCQ-Me, & NIH Toolbox
*License pending - if interested in this measure, please contact us to discuss possible additional charges associated with this particular instrument.
As an authorized American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) vendor, OutcomeMD submits PRO data related to hip and knee arthroplasty procedures to the AJRR. The AJRR uses this data to provide evidence-based information to guide clinicians in decision-making to improve patient care.
Additionally, as the certified partner of the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM), OutcomeMD works to respect ICHOM’s recommended PROMs for inflammatory arthritis, and hip and knee osteoarthritis when possible.
For bone and joint conditions that encompass more than one patient area or domain (neck pain + pain intensity + physical function), OutcomeMD has developed clusters of multiple PROs based on validated medical literature. With our PRO clusters, you will always have a comprehensive view of how your patient is progressing.
The value of OutcomeMD to Orthopaedics:
  • Obtain a current and accurate description of your patient’s experience with pain to inform, treatment decisions.
    • A study of a patient reported outcome measure (PROM) to assess disability of hand and shoulder found significantly less missing data when patients completed electronic PROs vs. paper1, leading to more comprehensive patient data with which to base decisions.
    • Quickly identify your patients who are plateauing or worsening during therapy, and modify their treatment plan accordingly.
      • In Sweden, patients with rheumatoid arthritis outcomes are tracked at each visit using PROMs, and the results are used to guide treatment plans, implement modifications as needed, and inform lifestyle changes2.
      • In orthopaedic practices where PROMs have been collected routinely since 2009, clinicians review the data to identify patients for whom improvements have not been reported, to flag for follow-up3.

    Do you need a PROM that is not in OutcomeMD? We routinely add new, validated PROMs into OutcomeMD to ensure that you can track all patient outcomes that will allow you to optimize care management. If you would like to send your patients a PROM that is not yet available in our software platform, let us know.

    Did your patient have a great outcome? With OutcomeMD, your patients with good outcomes can now publicly celebrate their improvement with ease by posting on their social media accounts (lead generation) and on your review sites (reputation management)!

    1Dy CJ, Schmicker T, Tran Q, Chadwick B, Daluiski A. The use of a tablet computer to complete the DASH questionnaire. J of Hand Surg 2012;37(12):2589-94.
    2Ovretveit J, Keller C, Hvitfeldt Forsberg H, Essén A, Lindblad S, Brommels M. Continuous innovation: developing and using a clinical database with new technology for patient-centred care--the case of the Swedish quality register for arthritis. Int J Qual Health Care 2013;25(2):118-24. 
    3Basser MR. Benefits Case Study for PROMs. Health and Social Care Information Society.

Do you need a PROM
that is not in outcomemd?

We routinely add new, validated PROMs into OutcomeMD to ensure that you
can track all patient outcomes that will allow you to optimize care management.
If you would like to send your patients a PROM that is not yet available in our
software platform, let us know.

Did your patient
have a great outcome?

With OutcomeMD, your patients with good outcomes can now publicly celebrate their improvement with ease by posting on their social media accounts (lead generation) and on your review sites (reputation management)!

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