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Electronic Patient-Reported Outcome Collection Systems in Orthopaedic Clinical Practice

Lizzio, Vincent A. MD1; Dekhne, Mihir S. MS2; Makhni, Eric C. MD, MBA1

doi: 10.2106/JBJS.RVW.18.00154
Review Articles

  • » The recent emphasis on the electronic collection of patient health information has catalyzed the development of numerous platforms for capturing electronic patient-reported outcome measures (EPROMs).
  • » There are several important considerations for selecting the most appropriate PROM for each orthopaedic practice.
  • » In this article, we evaluate various aspects of PROMs, examine the challenges and obstacles that are associated with routine collection, and review 6 commonly used electronic collection systems for orthopaedic clinical practice.

1Department of Orthopedics, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan

2Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

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Investigation performed at Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan

Disclosure: The authors indicated that no external funding was received for any aspect of this work. On the Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest forms, which are provided with the online version of the article, one or more of the authors checked “yes” to indicate that the author had a relevant financial relationship in the biomedical arena outside the submitted work (

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