Mentor Research Institute

Informing the Public & Psychotherapy Practice

503 227-2027

Patient Reported Outcomes & Performance Measures (PROM-PM)

Lead Investigator:  Michael G. Conner, PsyD

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Pilot Project

PROM-PM is a pilot project.  Patient Reported Outcomes Measures (PROMs) are patient self-reports about their own health outcomes. This includes symptom and symptom burden, health-related quality of life (including functional status), experience with care and health behaviors. PROMs are performance. alliance or satisfaction measures.  A PROM that is based on PROM data aggregated for an accountable healthcare entity. For example, it might be used to describe the percentage of patients whose depression score as measured by the PHQ-9 have improved.

The following is an overview of the project.

PROMs for Integrated Care

  1. Comprehensive medical and mental health screening 
  2. Performance measures (i.e. progress)
  3. Adverse Childhood Experiences

Comprehensive Screening

Measure include:

  1. Anxiety & Depression  (Progress)
  2. Mania & Attention (Bipolar patients present to PCP with depression and/or anxiety)
  3. Physical symptoms (80% of the most common PCP presentations)
  4. Substance use
  5. Suicidal and violence behavior
  6. Functional status
  7. Health behavior

Why Use PROMs in Mental Health?

Promote Value Based Care:

  • Tracking outcomes
  • Creating data for informed decisions

Promote more succinct communication between mental health and medical health professionals while tracking:

  • Initial severity & burden of condition
  • Progress
  • Response to medications
  • Need for more intensive treatment


Values include:

  • Identify patients who are “On Track”
  • Increase patient engagement in treatment
  • Patient is
    • Worse
    • Improved
    • No Change
    • Recovered (not in clinical range)