• The PHO Mission is to improve health outcomes by developing, maintaining, improving and encouraging the application of the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System® in research and clinical practice. 


  • Give Back...by Giving Forward Give Back...by Giving Forward

    We're Kicking off the PHO Scholarship Campaign 2020!

    This fall the PHO awarded its first scholarships to four early-career PROMIS® researchers and clinicians to participate in the Annual PHO International Conference in San Diego. Interest in the new PHO Scholarship Program was high and 25 applications were received from seven countries and 10 U.S. states.  

    Give Back… by Giving Forward to the PHO Scholarship Fund. Your donation will give young early career researchers and clinicians the opportunity to be part of the 2020 conference in Prague. 

    Donate Now

    The PROMIS Health Organization® is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. 

  • Thanks for making the PHO Conference a success! Thanks for making the PHO Conference a success!

     5th Annual PHO International Conference
    October 24-25, 2019 - Kona Kai Resort - San Diego

    What attendees said:  
    Loved learning how people use PROMIS in practice
    Great mix of methods and applied talks advancing use of PROMIS
    Appreciate the growing emphasis on the clinical application
    Nice mix of plenary, orals, posters, clinical research studies,
    methods and clinical applications

    2019 conference abstracts published 26 November 2019 
    Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes 2019 3(Suppl 1):68

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  • Save the Dates Save the Dates

    3-4 June 2020
    PROMIS User Training Workshops

    Northwestern University Medical Center
    Chicago, Illinois USA

    25-26 October 2020
    The 6th Annual PROMIS International Conference

    Clarion Congress Hotel Prague
    Prague, Czech Republic

  • Introducing New Board Members Introducing New Board Members

    The PHO Board is pleased to welcome new members of the PHO Board of Directors. 

    John Chaplin, PhD is a psychologist at Sweden’s Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg Institute for Clinical Studies. He is a Senior Advisor, Gothenburg Person Centred Care (GPCC) at Gothenburg University and the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions. PI PROMIS. 

    Janel Hamer, MD, PhD is Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh and Medical Director of the UPMC Patient-Reported Outcomes Center. 

  • Welcome to the PROMIS Health Organization Welcome to the PROMIS Health Organization

    The PHO is your important resource for using PROMIS® to promote the voice of the patient in clinical care, quality improvement, and research around the world. 

    PROMIS is a precise, flexible, and comprehensive measurement system of more than 300 patient-reported outcome measures of global, physical, mental and social health for adults and children in the general population and those living with a chronic condition. 

    We welcome new members. Join researchers and clinicians around the globe in developing, translating, validating and using PROMIS in research and clinical practice.

    Caroline Terwee, PhD
    PHO President

    PROMIS is your simple choice for measuring outcomes that matter to patients, creating value in healthcare for patients.

    At the end of the day, what's more important than the patient's perception of their health?

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