Seminar Series – September 10, 2020

Dr. Maria Santana & Kimberly Manalili

How to use PROMs and PREMs in healthcare: what, how, and why


Dr. Maria J. Santana is a health services researcher, patient and family-centred care scientist, an Assistant Professor in the departments of Pediatrics and Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary. Dr. Santana has received training in clinical pharmacy, public health, and clinical epidemiology. Her research focuses in developing novel methods to integrate the voice of patients and family caregivers in health care and health service research to improve health and health care. These methods advance person-centred care and patient-oriented research. She is the provincial lead, Patient Engagement for the Alberta Strategy for Patient-oriented Research. She leads the patient-report outcomes research for the P2 group at The Libin Institute, and the Methods Hub at the O’Brien Institute for Public Health at the University of Calgary.



Kimberly Manalili is a Vanier Scholar and PhD Candidate in Health Services Research in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary. Her doctoral research aims to enhance person-centred care practice in primary care through the use of quality indicators that will identify gaps and target needed improvements that are important to patients. Her research will inform future implementation, scale and spread of the indicators across primary care in Alberta. Kimberly also provides support for the implementation and evaluation of global health interventions in Uganda and Tanzania.


Learning Objectives:

At the end of this presentation the audience will be able to:

  1. Gain an understanding on implementing patient-reported outcomes and experiences measures (PROMs and PREMs) in healthcare
  2. Learn why implementation science can be useful in understanding and informing the use of PROMs and PREMs in healthcare
  3. Explore how theories, models and frameworks can be used to support PROMs and PREMs implementation in healthcare


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