Integration of patient reported outcomes (PROs) into clinical care can improve patient quality of life, reduce emergency room use and even lengthen survival. To capture these benefits and promote proactive symptom management, this pilot project integrated electronic PROs into three oncology clinics. Analysis of the integration process found that the technical integration proceeded rapidly. Remaining challenges include increasing patient engagement and optimizing clinical workflow to ensure productive use of electronic PROs in cancer care.

Describe the new knowledge and additional skills the participant will gain after attending your presentation.: Attendees will gain a better understanding of the benefits and challenges of integrating electronic patient reported outcomes (ePROs) into routine clinical care. This presentation will highlight three key areas of implementation: 1) technical integration, 2) patient engagement, and 3) workflow optimization. There will be an emphasis on sharing best-practices and generalizable learnings identified during this pilot project to incorporate ePROs into cancer care.


Heather Rosett (Presenter)
Duke University School of Medicine

Kris Herring, Duke University School of Medicine
William Ratliff, Duke University School of Medicine
Bridget Koontz, Duke University School of Medicine
S. Yousuf Zafar, Duke University School of Medicine
Thomas LeBlanc, Duke University School of Medicine

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