PROMs to be Compulsory in UK Private Hospitals
In an interesting development, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in the UK has regulated that from April 2017 all private hospitals must collect and report data collected by PROMs in 11 procedures. This reporting will be done through the Private Health Information Network (PHIN) and thus publicly available.
The PHIN foreshadows an additional 13 disease/body part specific PROMs to be collected within 12 months.
eHealthier applauds this development and notes that the UK and NHS are the first health system to measure health rather than only measuring healthcare.
The PHIN has some excellent insights to PROMs and their potential.