A number of research and improvement projects are developed within MUSCO to optimize the care and services offered to patients. These projects aim to help caregivers develop a better knowledge and understanding of the needs of families and the health status of patients. The goal is to allow patients to feel more supported as they receive personalized care and services tailored to their conditions.
Quality of Life Questionnaires
Make quality of life questionnaires accessible to patients and families within the orthopedic clinic
MUSCO Strategic Goal
Promote the participation of families in the decisions that relate to care processes.
Computerize research questionnaires for the orthopedic clinic
Have immediate access to data about the quality of life of patients
Link research to patients’ clinical files
Allow patients to complete questionnaires prior to their arrival at the clinic
Since the beginning of the project, about 15 quality of life questionnaires have been converted to electronic format. These questionnaires have been integrated into a new application, AMIKO, which was developed specifically for this project using the Kentico system. AMIKO is intended for use by orthopedics patients, both in and outside of the hospital. Families can fill out the forms before coming to their appointment. A room had also been set up in the AGIS! clinic at CHU Sainte-Justine to allow families to fill out these questionnaires on site, using special terminals. However, this space is no longer in use as a result of the pandemic.
Efforts are now underway to connect the new application to other systems to maximize its benefits. First, AMIKO will be linked to the clinic’s appointment management system to track the completion of questionnaires based on patient visits. Infrastructure will also be put in place to link AMIKO and Centro, which will allow the clinician to access patient scores in real time during the appointment. Finally, the teams are also exploring the possibility of transferring the questionnaire data to the patient’s medical record.