• 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. 


  • Welcome to PHO Welcome to PHO

    Welcome to the PROMIS Health Organization. We are the primary 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. PROMIS is your simple choice for measuring outcomes that matter to patients, creating value in healthcare for patients. 

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

  • Registration is Open for the PHO Annual Conference! Registration is Open for the PHO Annual Conference!


    Catch the Wave:
    ® 2019
    Clinical and Methodology Advances   

      October 24 & 25, 2019 

    Kona Kai Resort & Spa -  San Diego, CA

    Click to register


    What last year's attendees said:

    "Unparalleled opportunity to network and learn with the best"

    "Guided Poster Walks were Terrific"

    "Good quality presentations, excellent symposia, informative posters"

    Will you also be attending the ISOQOL Conference, Oct. 20-23, at the
    Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina? The PHO Conference will follow
    on Oct. 24-25 at the Kona Kai Resort, located just 10 minutes away. 
    For information on the ISOQOL Conference, visit ISOQOLorg

    We look forward to seeing you in San Diego!

  • Thank you to our 2019 Conference Sponsors

    Thank You to the following organizations for their generous support
    of this year's PHO Conference! Your contributions help make the conference possible.


  • Announcing New PHO Conference Scholarships Announcing New PHO Conference Scholarships

    The PHO is offering four scholarships to participate in the 5th Annual PHO Conference, Oct. 24-25, 2019 in San Diego.

    The conference highlights innovative ways in which researchers, clinicians, and hospital administrators are using PROMIS measures to ensure the patient's voice is included in medical records and ultimately to improve health outcomes.

    Students (graduate students, PhD students, medical students, residents, and fellows) are eligible and encouraged to apply.

    Click here for more information and application form.

    Completed applications must be received by August 31, 2019. Scholarship winners will be notified by Sept. 15, 2019. 

  • Member Information Center Member Information Center

    One of the benefits of PHO membership is access to the Membership Information Center (MIC) located on this website.

    • Did you miss a PHO Webinar or Office Hour?
      You can review past sessions in the Resources section of the MIC.
    • Do you want to collaborate with a colleague or have a specific question?
      Post a message and exchange information with your fellow PHO members.

    The PHO is pleased to announce the newest PROMIS publication. The lead author is David Cella, PhD. 

    PROMIS® Health Profiles: Efficient short-form measures of seven health domains

  • Meet PHO executive director Meet PHO executive director

    The Board of Directors is pleased to introduce Lousanne "Zan" Lofgren as executive director of the PROMIS Health Organization.

    The newly created position will increase PHO's capability to advance the use of PROMIS® health measures by researchers, clinicians, and hospital administrators. 

    Lofgren previously served as executive director of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society and the Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Foundation for 10 years and in senior director positions at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons for 21 years. She is a graduate of Northwestern University.