With DADOS, they’re able to maintain a number of questionnaires, create forms, and offer questionnaires through a web portal that supports multiple ways to be administered. DADOS can be administered within UHN using tablets and outside of UHN by sending a link via email using DADOS Connect. On the administrative end, the DADOS interface allows for data entry – data that is extracted from patient records – and entered manually.
Recently, Organ Transplant engaged the DADOS team about using computer adaptive testing (CAT) to administer certain questionnaires and specifically several Patient-Reported Outcome Measurement Information System (PROMIS®) item banks. Using PROMIS® CATs substantially reduces questionnaire burden (on average, asking from four to six questions for every domain is sufficient, done within ~ 1 minute) while maintaining or increasing measurement precision. The DADOS team was able to integrate the two systems for the team and they’ve been using it since.
Learn about how the Multiple Organ Transplant group at UHN is happy with services DADOS provides and how well it has been integrated into the clinic.
Read more about how DADOS has helped the MOT group at the University Health Network with collecting patient reported-outcomes with ease
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finalized guidance aimed to facilitate the use of electronic health record (EHR) data in clinical trials. The guidance supports the idea of incorporating real-world evidence in decision making as a means of identifying and filling gaps in clinical investigations.
Read a summary at AJMC to learn about recommendations and best practices the guidance provides and the potential real-world data holds for health care.
DADOS offers flexible and powerful data capture solutions for your clinical trials. Our Clinical Data Repository (CDR) Connector can be leveraged to seamlessly pull data from EHR into the required electronic data capture workflow.
A recent study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery compared results from the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) with the Oswestry Disability Index and the 36-Item Short Form Survey to analyze its effectiveness for patients having minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS TLIF).
The study concluded that PROMIS scores correlated well with traditional indexes and surveys, with fewer questions, and can be successfully applied in assessing physical function in patients undergoing this procedure. Read the full article to learn about other conclusions drawn from the study.
Researchers and clinicians using DADOS Electronic Data Capture Platform have access to more than 40 PROMIS-CAT tools, allowing them to measure their patients’ progress with the fewest number of questions.
Patient-reported outcomes are fundamental in moving health care closer to a value-based model. A recent article published in Health IT Analytics lists some best practices for optimizing your collection of PROs, such as setting clear goals, using validated questions, and avoiding repetitions. Learn more about these and other recommendations to ensure your tools measure the desired outcomes: https://healthitanalytics.com/news/strategies-for-collecting-high-quality-patient-reported-outcomes
Interested in adding PROs to your practice? DADOS is a platform for securely collecting PROs and can help healthcare providers determine the right care for their patients in real-time.
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