Maria Boyce

Cohort: 2009

Institution: University College Cork

Primary supervisor: Prof. John Browne, University College Cork

Thesis title: The effectiveness of using patient-reported outcome measures as quality improvement tools.

Current affiliation: Clinical Audit Analyst, Bon Secours Hospital Cork.

Recent and on-going projects:
Completing data collection and write up for PROFILE (Patient-Reported Outcomes: Feedback Interpretation and Learning Experiment) Trial. A cluster randomised controlled study. Data collection to be complete December 2014 & trial to be published early 2015.

Study of the Impact of Reconfiguration on Urgent and Emergency care Networks (SIREN) project.

On-going management of clinical audit and clinical research

Research interests:
Quality improvement
Outcomes research
Patient participation
Patient safety
Clinical audit

Publications:
Boyce MB, Browne JP, Greenhalgh J. (2014) .The experiences of professionals with using information from patient-reported outcome measures to improve the quality of healthcare: a systematic review of qualitative research. BMJ Qual Saf. Feb 6.

Boyce MB, Browne JP, Greenhalgh J. (2014). Surgeon’s experiences of receiving peer benchmarked feedback using patient-reported outcome measures. A qualitative study. Implementation Science.

Boyce, M. B., & Browne, J. P. (2013). Does providing feedback on patient-reported outcomes to healthcare professionals result in better outcomes for patients? A systematic review. Qual Life Res, doi:10.1007/s11136-013-0390-0.

Dunne, H; Boyce, M; Graham, M; McDonough, C. (2010). Involving patients and providers to develop an Irish patient education tool on medication safety. Journal of Management & Marketing in Healthcare 03/2010; 3(1):73-86. DOI:10.1179/175330310X12665775636625

Conference papers and presentations:
Boyce, M (2014). The impact of peer benchmarking on patient outcomes. PROFILE (Patient-Reported Outcomes: Feedback Interpretation and Learning Experiment) Trial & qualitative interviews with surgeons. Oral Presentation, Saturday 20th October. International Society of Quality of Life (ISOQoL) 21th International Conference, Berlin (16-20 October 2014)

Boyce, M (2013). The impact of peer benchmarking on patient outcomes: results from the PROFILE (Patient-Reported Outcomes: Feedback Interpretation and Learning Experiment) Trial. Oral Presentation, Health Service Research Network Symposium: Nottingham, England (19-20th June)

Boyce, M (2013). Changing practice as a result of PROMs feedback: does this happen in practice. Oral Presentation, Thursday 14th November. Second National Summit focusing on the development of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs), Hallam Conference Centre London.

Boyce, M (2013). Comparing the impact of clinical governance policies in different countries: the example of the English PROMs Programme. Oral Presentation, Saturday 12th October. International Society of Quality of Life (ISOQoL) 20th International Conference, Miami (9-12 October 2013)

Boyce, M (2013). Professional’s experiences of using Patient-Reported Outcome Measures as quality improvement tools - a systematic review of qualitative research. Poster Presentation, Saturday 12th October. International Society of Quality of Life (ISOQoL) 20th International Conference, Miami (9-12 October 2013)

Boyce, M (2013). Benchmarking the performance of surgeons using patient-reported outcome measures. Oral Presentation, Monday 14th October. International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua) 30th International Conference, Edinburgh, UK (13-16 October 2013)

Boyce, M (2013). Comparing the impact of clinical governance policies in different countries: the example of the English PROMs Programme. Poster Presentation, Society for Social Medicine, 57th Annual Scientific Meeting, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex (11-13 September)

Boyce, M (2013). Professional's experiences of using Patient-Reported Outcome Measures as quality improvement tools. A systematic review. Oral Presentation, Health Service Research Network Symposium: Nottingham, England (17-18 June)

Boyce, M (2013). Does feedback of patient-reported outcomes to healthcare professionals result in better outcomes for patients? A systematic review. Poster Presentation, School of Medicine and Health Research Conference (13th June)

Boyce, M (2012). Does feedback of patient-reported outcomes to healthcare professionals result in better outcomes for patients? A systematic review. Oral Presentation, Friday 26th October Evening Session. International Society of Quality of Life (ISOQoL) 19th International Conference, Budapest, Hungry (24-27 October 2012)

Boyce, M (2012). Does feedback of patient-reported outcomes to healthcare professionals result in better outcomes for patients? A systematic review. Poster Presentation, Health Service Research Network Symposium: Exchange Hall, Manchester Central, Manchester (19-20 June)

Boyce, M (2012). Can surgeons afford to be anything but high performers? Oral Presentation, UCC Doctoral Showcase. Devere hall, University College Cork (7th June)

Boyce, M (2012). Can surgeons afford to be anything but high performers? Oral Presentation, Higher Education Authority and The Irish Independent ‘Making an Impact’ competition. Helix Dublin (24th April)

Boyce, M (2012). Is knowledge the best medicine? Poster Presentation, UCC Doctoral Showcase. Devere hall (30th May)

Poster Presentation: European Healthcare Management Association (EHMA) Annual Conference in Austria (June 2009). Title: A case study on the development and assessment of the patient education tool ‘Let’s Talk Medication Safety’.

Boyce, M (2008). Let’s Talk Medication Safety. Paper Presentation, Wednesday 22 October Morning Session. International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua) 25th International Conference, Bella Centre, Copenhagen Denmark (19-22 October 2008)

Boyce, M (2008). Let’s Talk Medication Safety. St John of Gods, Island Bridge (19/11/08)

Boyce, M (2008). Involving Patients and Providers to Improve Medication Safety. Launch of Let’s Talk Medication Safety. Royal College of Physicians, Dublin. (25/11/08)

Boyce, M (2008). Involving Patients and Providers to Improve Medication Safety. Local launch of Let’s Talk Medication Safety. Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Ennis (18/12/08).

Awards:
Finalist for outstanding article of the year in the journal of Quality of life Research 2013 for ‘Does providing feedback on patient-reported outcomes to health professionals results in better outcomes for patients. A systematic review.’
Awarded free student place at the 2013 Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Social Medicine
Winner- UCC Doctoral Showcase waxing lyrical presentation (2012) ‘Can surgeons afford to be anything but high performers?’
Finalist- Higher Education Authority and The Irish Independent ‘Making an Impact’ competition (2012) ‘Can surgeons afford to be anything but high performers?’
Finalist -Crystal Clear MSD Health Literacy Awards (2009) ‘Let’s Talk Medication Safety’ publication
Finalist- Aramark Healthcare Innovation Awards (2009) ‘Let’s Talk Medication Safety’ publication

Contact email address:
mariaboyce03@hotmail.com
m.boyce@ucc.ie