eHEALTHIER INTRODUCES THE NEXT GENERATION OF ePROMs INCLUDING ePREMs
Healthcare and the application of health resources have been directed towards with the delivery of the
FOUR MAJOR HEALTH OUTCOMES:
- PROLONGING LIFE
- RESTORING HEALTHY FUNCTIONING
- RELIEVING DISTRESS
- PREVENTING DISEASE AND DISABILITY
However, with the exception of long term mortality measures, the success of efforts in delivering these outcomes has lacked reliable and robust measurement.
The IT revolution has for the first time made it possible to measure all FOUR of these outcomes at the personal level – not previously feasible.
In this way a patient’s current health status that includes all four dimensions can be measured at a particular time and compared to the ideal (normal).
The first generation of ePROMs concentrated on quantifying a person’s Functional Health Status. An explanation of their use and how they assist in measuring the restoration of healthy functioning can be found here
There are now thousands of these functional ePROMs for specific diseases and body parts.
The Next Generation of ePROMs Are
Cared-for ePROMs (or ePREMs Patient Reported Experience Measures)
Examples are a person’s Behavioural Health Index, Environmental Health Index and Nutritional Health Index. These are all the quantified results of patient risk factor questionnaires. There are many hundreds of these e.g. Alcohol Index, Smoking Index, Risky Behaviour Index. eHealthier’s current Preventive ePROMs include:
Dietary Health Index, Physical Activity Health Index, Smoking Health Index, Fruit Intake Index and Alcohol Consumption Health Index.
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“CARED-FOR” ePROMS (ePREMs)
These ePROMs reflect the patient’s confidence that care and comfort is available at times of illness and incapacity..
These are short-form questionnaires that measures a combination of elements from a patient’s social and other support situations and their reflections on experience of their health care system to quantify the patient’s Health Cared-For Status at the time of completion.
These are short form questionnaires that have been validated from “Big Data” analytics and advise the clinician and patient of their current health status in terms of remaining years of life and provide estimates of survival percentage likelihood over the next 5 years.