Carevive will be hosting a webinar titled Demystifying implementation of ePROs in oncology clinical care on January 16th, 1 PM EST. Speakers will include Ethan Basch, MD, MSc, Diane Baldwin RN, OCN, CBCN, and other Carevive presenters.
Integrating patient-reported outcomes (PROs) into clinical practice is an increasingly promising strategy for improving patient engagement, symptom control, and clinical outcomes, including reducing avoidable hospitalizations and emergency room visits. Furthermore, recent data also shows that PRO-based proactive symptom monitoring may increase cancer patient survival. Now is the time to engage in discussions on practical applications of ePRO and finding the right balance of people, process, and technology.
Recent advances in technology and survey methods may provide a solution to capturing PROs. There is evidence that the PRO approach can improve patient-clinician communication, ultimately improving a patient’s overall quality of life. An ePRO system can play a key role in clinical decision-making, as symptom management would improve and clinicians would be more aware of how a patient feels.
Patient-reported outcomes, PROs, are critical and we need to get on with it. Real-world evidence is about taking care of the patient sitting in front of you. And if you don’t have patient experience information, it’s really hard to do that in a confident way. So I see this as something that we’re going to see more and more conversations about.
-Amy Abernethy, newly appointed FDA principal deputy commissioner
PROs are finding a significant place in healthcare quality metrics, and PROs are sometimes thought to be more reliable than clinician-reported data. The challenge continues to be adopting service workflows to collect this information from patients, and electronic PROs (ePROs) have definitely enhanced this process.
In this webinar, you will hear from a panel of experts discuss:
- Latest ePRO study data
- Lessons learned from ePRO studies in oncology
- Implementation science for ePROs
- How a cancer center is innovating in their approach to proactive symptom monitoring
- How Carevive technology can facilitate capturing ePROs by monitoring the symptoms patients experience and alerting providers when interventions are necessary for at-risk patients
|Ethan Basch, MD, MSc|
Director, Cancer Outcomes Research Program
Professor, Medicine and Public Health
UNC-Chapel Hill Cancer Prevention and Control
|Rev Diane Baldwin, RN, OCN, CBCN|
Manager of Quality Assurance
USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute