Getting started: Reply to Condon et al. (2017) and Rossiter (2017)

Am Psychol. 2017 Jul-Aug;72(5):491-492. doi: 10.1037/amp0000153.


Condon, Weston, and Hill (2017) and Rossiter (2017) expressed concerns about the recommended panel of psychosocial vital signs that should be included in electronic health records (EHRs). Condon et al. (2017) would prefer a broader array of measures and Rossiter (2017) a set of optimal measures based on consensus. Our task was to identify a core set of measures to be used now in all EHRs based on usefulness and low burden. We anticipate that with new evidence, changing needs, and greater input from stakeholders, the recommended measures will be elaborated or modified. (PsycINFO Database Record

MeSH terms

  • Electronic Health Records*
  • Humans
  • Vital Signs*