In healthcare, the introduction of quality standards and indicators to assess performance triggered the development of multidimensional Performance Management Systems (PMSs). The concept of performance in healthcare has recently evolved and broadened its scope. One of the current challenges of PMSs is measuring and integrating the patient perspective into traditional measures. In the regional healthcare system of Tuscany (Italy), a PMS has been implemented and used since 2005. The PMS counts on the systematic involvement of clinicians and managers. Furthermore, the PMS also includes patients' perspective. Moreover, Tuscany has recently implemented the first regional permanent Patient-Reported Outcome and Experience Measures (PROMs and PREMs) Observatory in Italy. This paper presents the results of an action research aimed at analysing the integration of patient-reported outcome and experience indicators into a consolidated PMS. The study describes the process of identifying and discussing of patient-reported indicators with practitioners and categorising findings into three domains: design of patient-reported indicators, integration process into the PMS, and goal of adoption of the patient-related indicators. The paper also describes facilitators, challenges, and lessons learnt with respect to organisational, methodological, cultural, and responsibility-linked factors. The study discusses the ability to agree on how to transform patient data, especially PROMs, into effective performance indicators. The integration of patient-reported indicators into the PMS poses two main challenges: one in terms of sustainability of the performance system itself, and another regarding the attribution of the responsibility for patient outcomes between care settings and providers. This paper provides initial insights on how the integration of patient-reported indicators can make PMSs more inclusive and focussed on the patient-centred perspective.

Including patient-reported measures in performance evaluation systems: Patient contribution in assessing and improving the healthcare systems

De Rosis, Sabina;francesca ferre;Pennucci, Francesca
2022-01-01

Abstract

In healthcare, the introduction of quality standards and indicators to assess performance triggered the development of multidimensional Performance Management Systems (PMSs). The concept of performance in healthcare has recently evolved and broadened its scope. One of the current challenges of PMSs is measuring and integrating the patient perspective into traditional measures. In the regional healthcare system of Tuscany (Italy), a PMS has been implemented and used since 2005. The PMS counts on the systematic involvement of clinicians and managers. Furthermore, the PMS also includes patients' perspective. Moreover, Tuscany has recently implemented the first regional permanent Patient-Reported Outcome and Experience Measures (PROMs and PREMs) Observatory in Italy. This paper presents the results of an action research aimed at analysing the integration of patient-reported outcome and experience indicators into a consolidated PMS. The study describes the process of identifying and discussing of patient-reported indicators with practitioners and categorising findings into three domains: design of patient-reported indicators, integration process into the PMS, and goal of adoption of the patient-related indicators. The paper also describes facilitators, challenges, and lessons learnt with respect to organisational, methodological, cultural, and responsibility-linked factors. The study discusses the ability to agree on how to transform patient data, especially PROMs, into effective performance indicators. The integration of patient-reported indicators into the PMS poses two main challenges: one in terms of sustainability of the performance system itself, and another regarding the attribution of the responsibility for patient outcomes between care settings and providers. This paper provides initial insights on how the integration of patient-reported indicators can make PMSs more inclusive and focussed on the patient-centred perspective.
2022
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