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Ask the promis expert - The PHO Office Hour series

Wouldn't it be nice if you could just take a break, sit down, hear a presentation by a PROMIS® expert, and learn more about PROMIS measures and methods? Well, you can!

  • Ask the PROMIS Expert online sessions are part of the PHO Office Hour series featuring presentations by PROMIS experts in clinical outcomes research, psychometrics, and assessment.
  • Some presentations are live and others are pre-recorded sessions.
  • Some sessions are offered free, and others are available for a nominal charge.
  • PHO members may access recorded OFFICE HOUR sessions on-demand 24/7 without charge as a member benefit. Login to the INFO HUB for the menu of archived webinars.

Office Hours are sponsored by the PROMIS Health Organization to educate and encourage use of PROMIS measures in research and clinical practice.

Upcoming WEbinar - what is IRT and Computer Adaptive Testing? 

Topic: Introduction to Item Response Theory (IRT) and Computer Adaptive Testing

Host:  Richard Gershon, PhD, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois

Wednesday, January 20, 5 - 6 pm CT

Are you new to PROMIS®?  Join us for this introductory didactic session on the theory and rigorous methodology used in developing PROMIS measures and testing their validity. The growing emphasis on patient-centered care has increased the demand for high-quality data from patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures. Traditionally, the development and validation of these measures have been guided by classical test theory. However, item response theory (IRT), an alternate measurement framework, offers promise for addressing practical measurement problems in health-related research that have been difficult to solve through classical methods. This recorded session from PHO's PROMIS Training Workshop will be followed by live Q&A with Dr.Gershon.

Dr. Gershon is Vice Chair for Research, Department of Medical Social Sciences, and a Professor of Medical Social Sciences and Preventive Medicine (Health and Biomedical Informatics) at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois.

PHO Members:  Free - Register Now

Non-members:  $39 - Register Now

On-Demand Learning - office hour recordings 

Topic:  PROMIS Score Interpretation (Benchmarking, Cut-Points/Decision Rules)

Hosts:  Amy Cizik, PhD, MPH, University of Utah and Jeff Houck, PT, PhD, George Fox University

Are you using PROMIS measures but a bit unsure how to correctly interpret the scores? Going from T-scores to clinical application can often influence how you interact with your patients. Join us to explore different ways to interpret T-scores and how to apply them in patient care scenarios,

Dr. Cizik is Research Assistant Professor,  Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Utah.  Dr. Houck is Director of Research, Professor of Physical Therapy at George Fox University.

PHO Members: Free - Login to the INFO HUB to access this and many other archived Office Hours without charge.

Non-members:  Register for $39 to access this webinar.

Topic:  Governance in Healthcare Systems with Electronic Capture of PROs

Host: Janel Hanmer, MD, PhD, University of Pittsburgh 

Dr. Hanmer's session is targeted at groups that are trying to collect PROs, usually through an electronic medical record (EMR) or through a third-party system that is distributed across a healthcare system. Q&A followed the presentation.

Topics covered:
Why care about this when starting to collect PROs?
Who are the stakeholders?
Who are the decision-makers?
How are decisions made?
The power of system leadership
How to maintain use over time

Dr. Hanmer is an Associate Professor of Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Medical Director of Patient-Reported Outcomes, and Assistant Dean of Medical Student Research at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

PHO MembersFree - Login to the INFO HUB to access this and many other archived Office Hour webinars without charge.

Non-members:  Register for $39 to access this webinar.

Topic:  PROMIS Use in China

Host:   Changrong Yuan, PhD, RN, FAAN, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Dr. Yuan presented information on how PROMIS measures are being used in China and answered questions from participants. The oral presentation is in Chinese; slides are in English.

Dr. Yuan is Professor, School of Nursing, Fudan University, and serves as the Official Representative of China to the  PHO PROMIS National Center. She is Vice Chairman of the Chinese Health Information and Big Data Association, Nursing Informatics, and Chairman of the Shanghai Anti-Cancer Association, Cancer Nursing.

PHO Members: Free - Login to the INFO HUB to access this and many other archived Office Hour webinars without charge.

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Topic:  Integration of PROMIS CAT Collection through the Electronic Medical Record (EMR)

Host:   Eric Makhni, MD, MBA, Henry Ford Health System

Dr. Makhni presented an example of how to successfully incorporate the PROMIS CAT collection through the EMR. He reviewed his experience in creating a PROMIS CAT platform through Epic and how to design a successful automated platform that can be used across multiple departments and service lines.

Dr. Makhni practices in the Division of Sports Medicine, Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery, Henry Ford Health System and is Team Physician for the Detroit Lions.

PHO Members:  Free -Login to the INFO HUB to access this and many other archived Office Hour webinars without charge.

Non-Members:  Register for $39 to access this webinar.