What are ePROMs?
Patient reported outcomes measures (PROMs) quanitify patient help and the effect of disease or treatment from the patient’s perspective.
Their use in clinical care has been shown to improve health outcomes, patient experience and survival in patients with cancer.
Use of PROMs in routine clinical care is increasing, particularly in digital format (ePROMs).
What are KPIs?
Key performance indicators (KPIs) are measures that assess the performance of a system to ensure reproducibility and reliability.
The definition of what counts as a KPI is flexible and reflects what is considered to be important in an individual setting.
In the context of cancer treatment, a KPI could reflect different domains such as patient experience and outcome, clinician experience and service impact.
The KERMIT study
KERMIT seeks to define a framework of KPIs which can be used to support the assessment of ePROM implementation in routine care.
A structured literature review identified potential performance indicators of relevance to applied PROMs and successful implementation, for example, patient experience and outcomes, clinician engagement and health service impacts.
A Delphi consensus method is used to define a standard list of KPIs.