• 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. 


  • PROMIS Workshops now a Live VIDEO CONFERENCE - Early Registration until May 1 PROMIS Workshops now a Live VIDEO CONFERENCE - Early Registration until May 1

    PROMIS workshops now virtual conference
    As public health safety concerns related to COVID-19 continue, the PHO Board of Directors concluded that the 2020 PROMIS Training Workshops, scheduled for June 3 & 4 in Chicago, cannot occur in person as planned. 
    To continue to offer high-quality training to meet the needs of new and experienced PROMIS users, the sessions will be transitioned into a virtual conference designed for clinicians, researchers, and healthcare administrators. The conference content and timing will remain as planned. We are currently defining operational details. 

    Although we are unable to unite in Chicago this summer, the PHO is committed to virtually deliver the PROMIS content and connection you need to advance methods to integrate the patient’s perspective in healthcare. We look forward to your participation in the live virtual conference June 3-4, 2020. 

    Thank you for your support of the PHO.

    Richard Gershon, PhD and Patricia Franklin, MD, MBA, MPH
    Program Co-Chairs

    Early Registration until May 1 

  • Choose from Two Workshop Tracks Choose from Two Workshop Tracks

    Track 1: Implementing PROMIS in Clinical Practice

    Will focus on how to choose which PROMIS measures to use, collection in EHRs, and integration into clinical work flow

    Target Audience:
    Clinicians, Researchers, Healthcare Institutions

    What to expect:

    • Introduction to IRT and CAT
    • Introduction to PROMIS. How to choose the right measures for your purpose, measurement aim, what to measure, how to measure, what do the scores mean
    • Getting institution and colleague buy-in
    • Technology options and costs (personnel, time)
    • Implement in Epic and other EHRs
    • How to integrate in clinic flow and use in the consult room
    • Clinical interpretations


    Track 2: Advanced Topics in PRO Use

    Will focus on PROMIS measure use and interpretation with illustrations in patient care for clinicians, in quality and outcome measurement for health system administrators, and approaches to reporting for both audiences.

    Target Audience:
    Clinicians, Researchers, Pharma Industry, Healthcare Institutions, Disciplines

    What to expect:

    • Reporting PROs in patient care
    • IT innovations for PROMIS reporting
    • Clinician and staff adoption of PROMIS in specialty care clinics
    • Optimizing pre- and post-clinic PRO completion for quality use
    • PROMIS for quality, value, and finance
  • Time

    June 3 (Wednesday) 
    1:00 -  5:30 pm CT

    June 4 (Thursday) 
    8:30 am - 3:00 pm CT

  • Registration Fees Registration Fees

    To maximize the benefit, two or more persons from the same hospital system are encouraged to register and attend both Track 1 and Track 2.  Register Now!

    Early Registration until May 1 

    After May 1    

    PHO Member   $365 $395
    PHO Student Member*  $265 $295
    Non-Member  $465 $495
    Non-Member Student*  $315 $350








    * Medical Students, Residents, Fellows, Graduate Students


    Non-member conference registrants will automatically be added as PHO members 
    for the 2020 calendar year. If you prefer to opt-out of membership, please let us
    know, however, the registration fees remain as shown above. 

  • Program Co-Chairs Program Co-Chairs


    Richard Gershon, PhD
    Patricia Franklin, MD, MBA, MPH

    Northwestern University

  • Program Faculty

    Faraz Ahmad, MD, MS, Northwestern University

    Cindy Barnard, PhD, Northwestern University

    Michael Bass, MS, Northwestern University

    Judy Baumhauer, MD, MPH, University of Rochester

    Christina Bond, MS, St. Joseph's Hospital, Syracuse

    David Cella, PhD, Northwestern University

    Kristina Davis, MS, MSN, MPH, RN, CNL, Northwestern University

    Patricia Franklin, MD, MBA, MPH, Northwestern University

    Richard Gershon, PhD, Northwestern University

    Janel Hanmer, MD, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

    Alan Heinemann, PhD, Northwestern University

    Jin Shei Lai, PhD, Northwestern University

    Michelle Langer, PhD, Northwestern University

    Ryan Merkow, MD, MS, Northwestern University

    Nan Rothrock, PhD, Northwestern University

    Christopher Standaert, MD, University of Pittsburgh

    David Tulsky, PhD, University of Delaware

    Epic representative