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Electronic Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (ePROMs) in Rheumatology

  • Jutta RichterEmail author
  • Christina Kampling
  • Matthias Schneider
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Abstract

Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) are increasingly used in rheumatology. Advantages and opportunities of the instruments have been summarized in other chapters of this book. This chapter outlines the benefits and chances added by electronic PROMs and includes a synopsis on ePROMs’ evaluation studies. Electronic assessments of PROMs bring the patients’ perspective into clinical routine care without delay. Issues that need to be taken into account when applying ePROMs are elucidated. The adoption of new applications on mobile devices and their connection to existing patient documentation systems might lead to sustained documentation of the key outcome measures and thus introduce new perspectives for an optimized care process.

Keywords

Electronic patient-reported outcome measures Rheumatology Patient-documentation systems Application systems Mobile applications Mobile devices Evaluation studies Prerequisites Data security issues New care concepts 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jutta Richter
    • 1
    Email author
  • Christina Kampling
    • 2
  • Matthias Schneider
    • 1
  1. 1.Policlinic for Rheumatology and Hiller Research Centre for RheumatologyUniversity Clinic Duesseldorf, Medical Faculty, Heinrich-Heine-University DuesseldorfDuesseldorfGermany
  2. 2.Policlinic for Rheumatology and Hiller Research Centre for RheumatologyUniversity Clinic Duesseldorf, Heinrich-Heine-University DuesseldorfDuesseldorfGermany

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