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Patient Reported Outcomes & Symptom Management Program

The Patient Reported Outcomes and Symptom Management Program improves quality of life for patients and their families by integrating a person-centred patient-reported outcome measurement system into routine clinical care. This enables patients to report symptoms in real-time, improve clinical response and engage patients in self-care.

This program allows patients to report on many types of care, including cancer and musculoskeletal care.


  • Strengthen partnerships through continued engagement in patient-reported outcome selection and implementation
  • Standardize approach to identifying and implementing patient-reported outcomes
  • Facilitate the uptake of patient-reported outcome through knowledge translation
  • Develop and enhance technologies to support the implementation and uptake of patient-reported outcome
  • Establish a formalized approach to evaluating implementation of patient-reported outcome


Program Initiatives

We develop tools and information for patients and healthcare providers to improve care every step of the way. These include:

  • Your Symptoms Matter platform, formerly known as Interactive Symptom Assessment and Collection (ISAAC)
  • Symptom management guides for patients
  • Symptom management guides for healthcare professionals
  • Evidence-based guidelines


We also bring together experts across all areas of care and administration to make these tools better and expand their use through the Ontario Cancer Symptom Management Collaborative.