Cerner resources

PROs in the Clinical Setting: Implementation Planning Guide

  • Many decisions are required to customize the Epic PROMIS® app in accordance with the needs of the clinic where the app will be used. For example, clinics must select the appropriate PROs for clinic needs, decide on an administration schedule, agree on event-triggering thresholds, determine workflow, and make many other decisions that will determine how patients and clinicians will experience PROs.
  • This Implementation Planning Guide (draft) outlines the decisions that must be made about PRO use in each clinical setting.
  • The Implementation Planning Guide Survey (Excel) is a companion form to capture data about PRO implementation decisions as they are made.
  • The Template for Patient-Reported Outcomes Clinic Implementation Plan (Word) is designed to document, in a formal manner, the information gathered using the Implementation Planning Guide survey.
  • NOTE: The Implementation Planning Guide, the companion Implementation Planning Guide Survey and the Template for Patient-Reported Outcomes Clinic Implementation Plan were originally developed for Epic installations and thus contain references to Epic-specific entities, such as MyChart. While the specific language may not be applicable, the concepts are similar across all EHRs.

Implementation and Configuration Guides

  • Step-by-step implementation and configuration guides are under development. They will include information for health IT teams implementing and localizing the EASIPRO app in their local environment. Content includes:
    • How to update Cerner and deploy locally secured infrastructure in a way that is compliant with securing standards and the application itself
    • How to configure and customize user experience
  • User guides will be published for clinicians and patients explaining how PRO orders and results can be incorporated into workflow