SA Health, in conjunction with the Commission on Excellence and Innovation in Health, will begin collecting and analyzing patient outcomes in South Australia through its new program.
The Patient Reported Measures (PRM) program will help healthcare providers provide “high quality, patient-centered, and meaningful care” by encouraging patients to report health outcomes and experiences.
SA Health and CIEH have selected digital health company The Clinician through an open source process to help implement the program. They will use the ZEDOC end-to-end platform, which will be integrated with SA Health’s IT systems to enable the distribution, collection, and analysis of patient-reported outcomes and events.
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According to The Clinician, the implementation of patient-generated data in clinical practice will ensure that both patients and doctors will have “all the information they need to make good decisions together.”
Patients can complete questionnaires on their preferred device from anywhere while clinical teams can access real-time results within their IT systems.
The ZEDOC platform will be rolled out in a number of phases to selected SA Health services with the first implementation scheduled for mid-2023 and subsequent deployments over the next two years. The program aims to enroll approximately one million patients and approximately 5,000 healthcare workers using this method by mid-2025.
Two of the largest hospitals in Victoria, Cabrini Health and The Alfred, also recently adopted The Clinician’s PRM technology to collect and analyze health data from colorectal cancer patients.
By the end of 2021, Singapore’s health authority Integrated Health Information Systems began rolling out the ZEDOC platform across the island.
Currently, Melbourne-based Northern Health deployed a standard version of the ZEDOC platform, which replaced the old patient registration and intake platform. This came as part of the nationwide expansion of the Victorian Virtual Emergency Department.
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“Introducing real-time visibility into patient-reported processes has been proven to support patient-physician collaboration in making better decisions and providing patient-centered care,” said CEIH PRM program director Megan Scott.
“Using our purpose-built platform and our expertise in delivering large-scale PRMs, we are committed to supporting South Australians on their journey to patient care, driven by outcomes and value,” The Clinician CEO and Co-founder Ron. Tenenbaum also commented.