Digital PROMs for ANQ

Pilot project to strengthen the patient perspective and the quality of life outcome

Pilot project to strengthen the patient perspective and the quality of life outcome

MIDATA, BFH and Brightfish are conducting a pilot project for ANQ to further develop the Measurement Plan Rehabilitation, in which a system for the digital recording of PROMs (patient-reported outcome measures) on health-related quality of life is being operated. The system is being used in 9 rehabilitation areas and in 29 clinics.

The inclusion of the patient perspective has become essential for clinical application as well as quality assurance and quality development. The pilot project takes this development fully into account and at the same time places a strong focus on improving health-related quality of life. Better quality of life is one of the central treatment goals in inpatient rehabilitation and is particularly well suited for PROMs.

Further information:  Pilotmessungen stationäre Rehabilitation – ANQ



Dr. Stephan Tobler


Dr. Fabio Catarinella


Michaël Laurac


Dr. Dominik Steiger


The National Association for Quality Development in
Hospitals and Clinics (ANQ) coordinates and
implements quality measurements in inpatient
acute somatic, rehabilitation and psychiatric care.


Brightfish helps healthcare providers capture critical data along the entire patient pathway by creating world-class, engaging, and compelling patient experiences.
The MIDATA data platform enables members of the public to compile their health records in a secure personal account free of charge and to determine if and how they are used in research projects. In this way, they can act as «citizen scientists», making an active contribution to medical research.
MIDATA serves as a data repository for its members and other participating members of the public. It is a non-profit cooperative facility that operates without offering financial incentives, similarly to blood donation services, for instance. The account holders are not paid for their intentional and voluntary «data donation». The revenue generated from the integration of their data into a scientific study is reinvested in the services offered on the platform and in a variety of smaller research projects. Start-ups, IT service providers and research groups can use the platform to offer mobile apps, such as health apps or apps for treating and monitoring patients with chronic illnesses. MIDATA is currently being used in a number of scientific health projects. In one particular project being conducted at University Hospital Zurich, for example, multiple sclerosis patients are being included in a study into the effect of treatments, which uses a tablet app to test their cognitive and motor skills. A further project, currently in development at ETH Zurich, will look at different training methods and the impact they have on muscle growth. More and more projects are being run that are directed at a wide section of the population and are of value to many – as is the case with the «Ally Science» project.


The Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH) offers an innovative didactic approach aimed at teaching, R&D and continuous training, using practical exercises to prepare students for professional activities in which scientific knowledge and methods are required.