WASHINGTON, April 19, 2010 – The chairman of the Partnership to Improve Patient Care (PIPC), Tony Coelho, encouraged racial and ethnic minority Americans to get more involved in comparative effectiveness research (CER) studies as a way to ensure that African Americans and other people of color have access to the latest treatment options and research available. He also called on the research community to look at ways to include all Americans in their work.
Patient advocacy group was instrumental in comparative effectiveness research reform, vows to stay engaged.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Partnership to Improve Patient Care (PIPC) announced its 2010 Steering Committee to lead PIPC as it continues to promote and advance a patient-centered approach to comparative effectiveness research (CER). New members to the Steering Committee include the American Association of People with Disabilities, American College of Cardiology, American Gastroenterological Association, and The AIDS Institute. The steering committee will be primarily focused on working with the Obama Administration and Congress as they implement the CER provisions included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act recently signed into law by President Obama.