News: Special forum kick-starts PROMs discussion for Manitoba

News: Special forum kick-starts PROMs discussion for Manitoba


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Posted on November 14, 2019

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News: Special forum kick-starts PROMs discussion for Manitoba

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On October 30, 2019, the George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation (CHI) held a special two-hour forum on Capturing the Patient Voice: Using Patient-Reported Outcomes to Enhance Patient-Centred Care. 

The leading panel of healthcare decision-makers, researchers, clinicians, and patient partners explored approaches to implementing a PROMs strategy. Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) are tools for capturing the patients’ perspective of their outcomes of care, and provide information for improving both quality of care and for assessing value in our healthcare system. This special forum helped to launch the discussion around developing a successful Manitoba PROMs strategy.

A total of 224 attendees participated in-person in the Frederic Gaspard Theatre, online via YouTube, and in their own lecture halls set up by their health regions. The large number of diverse attendees reflects the importance of PROMs as a core element of a patient-centred, quality-oriented healthcare system, and our readiness to continue the discussion to move forward with a provincial approach.  

CHI was thrilled to have Dr. Brock Wright (CEO of Shared Health) moderate this special forum. Dr. Wright is a champion of this work and reminded us that PROMs are an important tool to support patient-centred care across Manitoba.

Presenters across several disciplines explored the depth and intricacies of implementing a provincial approach to using PROMs. Thank you to Dr. Eric Bohm, Mr. Hani Al-Ubeady, Dr. Lisa Lix, and Ms. Jeanette Edwards who joined the panel, and Dr. Ryan Zarychanski and Dr. Randy Fransoo who participated as discussants and helped put a provincial and national lens on this discussion.

From left to right: Dr. Brock Wright, Dr. Eric Bohm, Dr. Lisa Lix, Mr. Hani Al-Ubeady, Ms. Jeanette Edwards, Dr. Ryan Zarychanski, Dr. Randy Fransoo

CHI is working collaboratively with key stakeholders to continue the discussion on how to develop coordinated approach to the collection, analysis, reporting, and use of PROMs in Manitoba.

For more information on PROMs and how to get involved, contact Sarah Kirby at  

If you missed this special forum, the slide deck is available here:

Questions & Answers

Participants had the opportunity to submit their questions in-person during our Q&A sessions, online, and by text message via Poll Everywhere.

Questions have been organized into four broad categories:

1) Definitions and questions related to the administration, collection, and use of PROMs
2) Stakeholder engagement
3) PROMs within the context of MindSet (a grant‐funded project to develop a near real‐time, integrated health data platform in Manitoba)
MindSet Grand Round scheduled for February 13, 2020. Click here for more info.
4) Next steps

View our answers to your questions in the document below.

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