Patient engagement may improve the quality of care. Measuring at home give more reliable insights and results. Real time monitoring of these outcomes help us to see what happens after changes in the care process. The approach of getting patients insight and visualization of their outcomes is a time-saver for the doctor.
In the value-based healthcare framework, “value” is determined by measuring health outcomes against the cost of delivering the outcomes.
However, measuring value is a challenge. Value measurement in health involves some important decisions about what to measure and how. We think that our ePROMs may have an important place to measure "value" and to measure what matters to patients.
Sharing decisions, as opposed to clinicians making decisions on behalf of patients, is gaining increasing prominence in health care.
Shared decision making has been defined as: ‘an approach where clinicians and patients share the best available evidence when faced with the task of making decisions, and where patients are supported to consider options, to achieve informed preferences'.
Cost-effectiveness analysis estimates the costs and health gains of alternative interventions. It provides a method for prioritizing the allocation of resources by identifying medical interventions (e.g., diagnosis, treatments, programs) that have the potential to yield the greatest improvement in health for the least resources.
Benchmarking is broadly defined as the comparison of similar systems or organizations based on a recognized set of standard indicators. Scores from PROMs maybe one of these.
In the health sector, performance benchmarking is more prevalent, perhaps because health systems are complex and involve many institutions, sectors, payers and providers.