NEST Test-Case addresses the need for Patient-Reported Outcomes that can facilitate long-term assessment of medical devices.
Dr. Bilal Chughtai, Weill Cornell Medicine, underscored the value of PROs for a thorough assessment of medical devices in his presentation, “We need Patient-Reported Outcomes because they help facilitate proper assessment of the benefits and risks of these devices using real-world data. We need something that is user-friendly, secure, robust, and patient-facing that can enable data collection to be integrated within registries. This can facilitate the monitoring of long-term critical assessment of efficacy, safety, as well as patient satisfaction with these devices.”
Dr. Chughtai further explained how the patient-facing mobile app meets the demand for PROs: “Overall, when we look at the limitations of administrative datasets in retrospective studies, patient data are frequently lost to relocation, changes in insurance status, changes in the EHR system, or subsequent visits that are non-surgical. With this mobile app, these factors no longer bind the data. The digital platform, ease of access, and usability resulted in our ability to capture these events.”
We look forward to deepening collaboration and research on PROs, a key topic that affects stakeholders across the medical device ecosystem.