Abstract

Assessing social returns in healthcare impact investing can be difficult, and the existing measurement tools are limited and challenging for a myriad of reasons. Additionally, Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) are patient health outcomes reported directly by patients who underwent a treatment or other form of care delivery. PROMs are growing as a use of measuring the end-outcomes across healthcare stakeholders. Moreover, PROMs will likely become ubiquitous in measuring health systems performance in the future. This white paper will explore how these PROMs might be used to measure social returns in healthcare impact investing – a promising solution to an existing metrics problem in healthcare social impact investing and one that could align with what other stakeholders are doing.

Research Coming in June 2017