The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock has joined the National Institutes of Health's Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System to improve the quality of orthopedic care, according to a July 2 report by NBC affiliate KARK.com.
Led by David Bumpass, MD, UAMS is rolling out the PROMIS program to spine and joint replacement patients first.
The initiative aims to better measure patients' perception of their medical conditions and treatments to help choose the best treatment path for their goals and lifestyle.
Patients complete questionnaires to help providers understand how their medical conditions affect their quality of life.
Patient information includes physical, social and psychological factors before and after surgery, activity level and mental health.