The Benefits of ePROs in an Orthopaedic Setting

Health organisations worldwide are recognising the value of incorporating patient-reported outcomes (PROs), or patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs), into their clinical healthcare practices. In particular, orthopaedic clinics are prime candidates for PRO-enhanced care as much of the success of orthopaedic procedures relies on the patient's commitment to follow their recovery programme. However, many clinicians object to the use of PROMs due to the limitations associated with traditional, paper-based PROMs, such as data quality, administration burden, and value of PRO data in a clinical setting. But now, with electronically run PRO programmes or ePROs several of these traditional barriers are removed. [...]