At MedStar Orthopaedic Institute, we track our patients’ care path through Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMS) for Hip & Knee, Spine, Sports Medicine, Shoulder and Foot & Ankle. By asking questions and measuring data, our surgeons are able to achieve greater success. Patients across Baltimore and Maryland can feel confident that they will receive the best possible results from their surgery.
Staying Connected with Your Care
As part of our commitment to provide you the highest quality care, we ask for your ongoing participation in the MedStar Orthopaedic Institute Outcomes program.
What are clinical outcomes?
Clinical outcomes measure the results of a treatment or intervention. In orthopaedics, we measure your improvement by looking at your level of pain, how well you’re moving and your overall quality of life both before and after your surgical procedure or other treatment.
How does this involve me as a patient?
The success of the MedStar Orthopaedic Institute Outcomes program depends on your participation. You will periodically receive an email from us with a brief questionnaire about your progress. Your response to the questionnaire enables us to track your results from a treatment or surgical procedure over the short and long term. This helps your physician stay in touch with your results. It also helps us track our clinical outcomes to measure the quality of care we provide and how our patients do over time.
What do I need to do to participate?
It’s essential that we have your correct email address and that you respond promptly to the questionnaires when you receive them. New patients complete an online patient history form, either before or during an initial office visit. If you are scheduled for surgery, you’ll complete this questionnaire both before surgery and at your follow-up visit after the procedure. This compares your improvement between visits. Then, at a few specific times, you’ll receive the same questionnaire via email to complete at home. We ask that you respond to this questionnaire each time you receive it to track your results at periodic intervals.
Why is the MedStar Orthopaedic Institute Outcomes program important?
Our goal is to provide exceptional orthopaedic care to you and all our patients. Clinical outcomes enable us to measure quality of care. It is an evidence-based process that gives us insight into what factors affect outcomes and why some patients have better long-term results than others.
How secure is my information?
We follow all federal guidelines for patient privacy. All patient information is protected in accordance with HIPAA rules for storing electronic data on secure servers. Your email address will never be shared for any reason other than the purpose of our relationship with you regarding your health care. In addition, your email is not stored in a file that contains confidential identifiers, such as your Social Security number. You will never receive an email or a phone call requesting your Social Security number or other personal information related to your identity, and your email address is not linked to personal information.
Partnership Between You and Your Physician
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute has an outstanding reputation for excellence and our experienced specialists treat thousands of people each year for orthopaedic conditions and sports-related injuries. Thank you for allowing us to be part of your health care and for giving us an opportunity to stay in touch with you through the MedStar Orthopaedic Institute Outcomes program. We appreciate your participation!