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There is a true desire among managers and clinicians in the NHS and private healthcare sector, to embrace emerging technologies and remove the reliance on paper, particularly when gathering clinical outcomes data.   Digital systems can sometimes cause anxiety though, often

  Background The momentum towards digital healthcare is gathering pace, nationally and internationally.  And, the focus on understanding patient outcomes, to improve quality of care, is at the heart of every healthcare provider.  Trusts and hospitals in the UK are committed to

  The Royal Berkshire Hospital Foundation Trust (RBHFT) is the first hospital in the United Kingdom to submit National Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) electronically. The core values of the RBHFT Orthopaedics Department means that patients are at the heart of everything

Clinical Registries are becoming increasingly popular and more commonplace amongst specialist societies and other clinical groups and organisations.   Understanding outcomes for patients, in all clinical specialties, is at the centre of any registry; but until recent times, data capture and

The paper was reviewed by Nick Black, who stated in his review “This is a very welcome demonstration of the feasibility of implementing PROMs data capture using electronic technology. Although there has been much talk of such a development (and