Health Assessment Lab (HAL)




Health Assessment Lab was founded as a free-standing not-for-profit organization in 1997 with a goal of advancing the state-of-the-art tools for monitoring health care services and health outcomes from the patient/consumer point of view. Historically it has had four missions:

Over the history of the organization, it has participated in a number of research projects, the most notable of which is the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS). HAL has also provided consulting services to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on the Medicare Health Outcomes Survey and published a landmark paper series on early work into translation and validation of the SF-36 Health Survey.

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