• 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 the PROMIS Health Organization Welcome to the PROMIS Health Organization

    The PHO is your 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. 

    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?

  • Catch the PROMIS Wave 2019 in San Diego - Register today Catch the PROMIS Wave 2019 in San Diego - Register today

     PHO 5th Annual Conference
    Oct. 24-25, 2019
    Kona Kai Resort & Spa - San Diego

    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"

    Also attending the ISOQOL Conference, Oct. 20-23?
    The PHO Conference will follow on Thursday-Friday, Oct. 24-25, at the Kona Kai Resort,
    located just 10 minutes from the Sheraton San Diego. 
    For information on the ISOQOL Conference, visit ISOQOL.org

    We look forward to seeing you in San Diego!

  • Thank You to our 2019 Conference Sponsors

    Thank You! 

    Your generous support helps make the conference possible.




  • Announcing New PHO Conference Scholarships Announcing New PHO Conference Scholarships

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

    Click here for more information and application form. Application deadline: August 31, 2019. 

  • PROMIS is in the Spotlight! PROMIS is in the Spotlight!

    The special May issue of Health Psychology presents articles that illustrate the use of PROMIS measures to advance health behavior research across a wide range of health studies. Guest editors: Susan Yount, David Cella, Shelley Blozis. 

    New publication: PROMIS® Health Profiles: Efficient short-form measures of seven health domains. Lead author: David Cella. 

    Looking for published research on PROMIS?  Click to see articles listed year by year.  

  • Member Information Center Member Information Center

    A member benefit is 24/7 access to the Membership Information Center (MIC) located on this website.

    • Did you miss a PHO Office Hour or Webinar?
      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.
  • Meet PHO executive director Meet PHO executive director

    The Board of Directors is pleased to introduce Lousanne "Zan" Lofgren as PHO executive director.  

    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.