Article | NEJM Catalyst | August 17, 2016

How a Cancer Center Rapidly Developed Patient-Centered Outcome Measures

by Kevin P. Shah, Tracy E. Spinks and Thomas W. Feeley

Abstract

In 2014, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center created a streamlined process for developing measure sets for patient-centered outcomes, including provider-generated and patient-reported outcomes, at an accelerated pace. These comprehensive sets are integrated with electronic health records and incorporated into clinical practice, and they will underpin internal quality improvement and external benchmarking efforts.

Keywords: Technology; Measurement and Metrics; Quality; Service Delivery; Health Care and Treatment; Health Industry; Texas;

Citation:

Shah, Kevin P., Tracy E. Spinks, and Thomas W. Feeley. "How a Cancer Center Rapidly Developed Patient-Centered Outcome Measures." NEJM Catalyst (August 17, 2016).