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Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) Pilot - Research Action for Health Network (REACHnet)

Research Action for Health Network (REACHnet) is a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) funded clinical data research network (CDRN) of health systems that was awarded an opportunity to implement the HL7 FHIR PRO IG (

Pilot testing took place between April 2018 and May 2019 and consisted of three rapid-cycle development sprints that provided the following:

โ—	Identifying gaps in the technical specifications of the PRO IG and providing suggestions for improvement
โ—	Summarizing challenges and successes related to implementing the technical specifications
โ—	Implementing workflow and administrative process to support testing

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Projected End Date
Project Tags
  • AHRQ
  • EHR
  • EHR Integration
  • FHIR
  • HL7
  • Interoperability
  • LPHI
  • ONC
  • Patient Reported Outcomes
  • PRO
  • REACHnet
  • SDC
  • Structured Data Capture
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Project Results
REACHnet was able to accomplish the objectives of testing the technical specifications of the PRO IG and the ability to administer a PRO instrument and collect the responses via FHIR resources.

The result was a tablet-based, home-grown system of administering and collecting their PRO data, not integrated within the EHR