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HealthMeasures User Conference
September 27 & 28, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois

Call for Abstracts deadline - March 3, 2017
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Featured HealthMeasures Trainings
Implementing HealthMeasures in Clinical and Research Settings:
Intro to PROMIS, IRT, and CAT
How does PROMIS fit into clinical or research settings?
Want to learn to administer computer adaptive tests (CATs) and short forms?
This is a one-day training appropriate for researchers and clinicians who are new to item response theory (IRT), patient-reported outcomes, and integrating PROMIS measures into research and clinical workflows.
Date: March 10, 2017
Location: Chicago, Illinois
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NIH Toolbox Training Workshop
Interested in measuring emotional, cognitive, motor, and sensory function across populations and across the lifespan? 
The NIH Toolbox Training Workshop is a 1.5 day, intensive workshop on how to administer NIH Toolbox measures using the new NIH Toolbox iPad app.  
Date: March 27-28, 2017
Location: Chicago, Illinois
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Featured HealthMeasures User: Epic Systems Update
HealthMeasures and Epic Systems have announced that institutions moving to the Epic 2016 electronic health record will have access to more than 400 adult, pediatric, and proxy-report PROMIS measures, including computer adaptive tests (CATs) and item response theory (IRT) scored short forms. Most measures will be available in both English and Spanish. Neuro-QoL and other measurement systems will also be available to Epic 2016 users as an import XML file.
Epic 2016 is a version update scheduled for release in the first quarter of 2017. The expanded library of PROMIS measures and new functionality will be available for a small annual license fee to all Epic licensees upgrading to the 2016 version. Once this fee is received, there will be no limits on the numbers of measures used or the number of people within your institution using them.  As new PROMIS measures become available they will also be integrated into Epic 2016.
To learn more about available PROMIS and Neuro-QoL measures in Epic 2016, contact your institution’s Epic representative.

Want to seamlessly integrate a HealthMeasure into your own data collection system? 

The HealthMeasures API (Application Programming Interface) allows you to administer and score HealthMeasures CATs and short forms within your own data collection system, without needing to send your participants to another system.

For more information contact

New and updated PROMIS measures in Assessment Center and on

Adult Measures
Gastrointestinal Symptoms 
Self-Efficacy for Managing Chronic Conditions
Physical Function, Mobility, and Upper Extremity (v2.0)
Pediatric and Parent Proxy Measures
Global Health
Positive Affect 
Meaning & Purpose
Life Satisfaction
Learn more about the HealthMeasures Scoring Service

The HealthMeasures Scoring Service is a free, web-based application that scores an Excel file of raw participant responses and returns (by email) a file with calculated T-scores. It can be used for PROMIS and Neuro-QoL off-the-shelf short forms; custom short forms you created by selecting specific items; and Profile measures. It provides the most accurate scoring method as each response to every item is used to calculate a person’s score. The HealthMeasures Scoring Service is especially useful when:
  • You administered a short form, but not all participants answered every question
  • Different groups of participants responded to different items
  • You have created a new measure using a subset of questions from a PROMIS or Neuro-QoL item bank
For a brief demonstration of the Scoring Service, watch this video.
Video tutorials for scoring PROMIS and Neuro-QoL measures including PROMIS Global and PROMIS Profiles are also available.
Are you writing a grant or preparing to use HealthMeasures in your clinical practice?
Learn more about fees associated with HealthMeasures data collection tools, and explore the free measures, and support materials for using HealthMeasures in grant proposals and in clinical practice available to you at no charge on

Contact with further questions. 
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Funding for HealthMeasures was provided by the National Institutes of Health grant U2C CA186878.

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