• 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?

     

  • What is the PHO? What is the PHO?

    The PROMIS® Health Organization is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation founded in 2008 by PROMIS principal investigators. The PHO is an open membership society that welcomes members from around the world to bring the "patient's voice" to the forefront of care.

    The PHO is led by a board of directors and membership opportunities are open to anyone interested in PROMIS. The PHO board and members work to encourage the use of PROMIS by offering guidance and education on the scientific standards to promote widespread use and adoption of PROMIS. 

    See our membership information

  • Introducing New Board Members Introducing New Board Members

    The PHO Board is pleased to welcome John Chaplin, PhD and Janel Hanmer, MD, PhD as new members of the PHO Board of Directors. They were elected to four-year terms on a second electronic ballot distributed to voting members in October. 

    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. 

  • Meet the executive director Meet the 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.