Unlocking Patient-reported Outcomes to Advance Quality, Experience and Decision Making

January 25, 2023

Activity description

Patient-reported outcomes (PRO) can be an effective tool in assessing the impact of the clinician, health care team, and health care system on patients’ general health, quality of life, and outcomes. The tracking of PRO scores can be used to clarify which performance areas are being competently delivered, reveal areas needing improvement and determine the comparative effectiveness of treatment approaches. This activity will explore the value of PRO measures in the health system and discuss methods of optimally integrating these measures. It will discuss strategies that the health care team and health system can use to interpret and apply PRO data to add value to current care delivery practices.

PLEASE NOTE: These materials are intended ONLY for those who attended the live webcast held on January 25, 2023 from 6:00-7:00 pm ET OR 8:00-9:00 pm ET.

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This activity is provided by Optum Health Education and Optum Health, Clinical Performance.

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No commercial support was received for this activity.

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Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, PAs, nurses, nurse practitioners, and other HCPs who have an interest in learning about patient-reported outcomes (PRO).

Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the value and approach to integrating PRO measures in the health system.
  • Define the value chain provided by patient-generated health data and strategies to interpret and utilize outcomes data measurement.
  • Identify a range of tactics to transform approaches to delivering high-value care driven by measurement at the patient, team, and systems levels. 
Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA - Physicians
  • 1.00 ANCC - Nurses
  • 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Event starts: 
01/25/2023 - 6:00pm EST
Event ends: 
01/25/2023 - 7:00pm EST


Joshua Jacobs, MD, FAAFP
National Medical Director
Optum Health


Prakash Jayakumar, MD, PhD
Prakash Jayakumar, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Surgery and Perioperative Care
Director of Value-based Health Care and Outcome Measurement
The University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School
Austin, Texas 

About the presenter
Prakash Jayakumar, MD, PhD, is an orthopaedic surgeon, assistant professor of surgery and perioperative care, and director of value-based health care and outcome measurement at the University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School. He is also a visiting professor of orthopaedic surgery at Duke University and The Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, dedicated to the value-based transformation of our health systems. Prakash is leading change through health outcomes and human-centered design research, digital health innovations, and health care policy and practice transformation. His research is focused on advances in decision science and patient-generated health data; technology-enabled point-of-care solutions, including digital phenotyping for tracking health outcomes, applied artificial intelligence for shared decision-making and clinical decision support, predictive analytics leveraging genetic and population level data, real-time location systems for advanced cost accounting, financial modelling and care team activity tracking; and the development and implementation of integrated, patient-centered, 360˚ whole-person models of care operating under value-based payments. Dr. Jayakumar achieved his medical degree from Kings College London, a PhD from Balliol College, Oxford University, and a masters in health care and design from the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London.

Activity planners
Elizabeth Albert, MD
Clinical Activity Manager
Optum Health Education

Sarah Chart, RN
Vice President
Optum Health Education

Joshua Jacobs, MD, FAAFP
National Medical Director
Optum Health

Disclosures of relevant financial relationships
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education's (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, Optum Health Education (OHE) requires all those in control of educational content to disclose their financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. Ineligible companies are defined by the ACCME as companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing health care products used by or on patients. Individuals must disclose all financial relationships, regardless of the amount, with ineligible companies and regardless of their view of the relevance of the relationship to the education. OHE ensures that the content is independent of commercial bias.

The activity faculty and planners have no financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation statement
Joint Provider LogoIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Optum Health Education and Optum Health, Clinical Performance. Optum Health Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the health care team.

Credit designation statements
The participant will be awarded up to 1.00 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.

Nurse practitioners
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.

Optum Health Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been preapproved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization from which they wish to obtain credit.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA - Physicians
  • 1.00 ANCC - Nurses
  • 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
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