1. Chairman’s Corner: Changing the Culture of How We Pay for Care, click here to read the blog.
2. Innovation and Value Initiative Launches Open-Source Value Project, see details below.
3. HealthIT Analytics: PCORI Works to Expand Patient-Centered Research, Data Sharing, click here to read the article.
4. FDA Public Meeting: Evaluating Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria in Clinical Trials, click here to register.
5. MedPage Today: The Patient-Centered EHR, click here to read the article.
6. Healthcare IT News: Longitudinal Patient-Centered Care Plans Gaining Momentum, Expert Says, click here to read the article
7. Health Affairs: Searching For Quality Medical Care, click here to read the blog.
8. Upcoming Events and Webinars, see details below.
9. Medical Journal Articles, see details below.
10. AHRQ Effective Program Updates, see details below.
In his latest Chairman’s Corner Blog, PIPC Chairman Tony Coelho lauds the progress that has been made in the patient-centered care movement and outlines steps to ensure that the patient voice remains at the center of the healthcare debate. “I have seen tremendous progress in the patient-centeredness movement, particularly in changing the culture of medical research. Yet, our leaders should know that we still have a long way to go to give patients, people with disabilities, veterans and caregivers a voice in how we deliver care that patients value. They deserve a seat at the table in any discussion of health care policy, as well as meaningful opportunities to voice their unique and real experiences.”
“While progress has been made to advance a culture of care that is tailored to the individual, more must be done to advance reforms that facilitate access to care that patients value. People will face substantial uncertainty in the next year accessing health insurance, which presents opportunities to do better as well as challenges. How policymakers address three critical issues will determine whether we continue progress toward care centered around patients and people with disabilities.” Click here to read the blog.
2. Innovation and Value Initiative Launches Open-Source Value Project
The Innovation and Value Initiative (IVI) is an organization striving to demonstrate the central role of the patient perspective in value assessment and deliver new methods and tools that adapt to evolving evidence. IVI launched the Open-Source Value Project (OSVP), a first-of-its-kind effort that fosters engagement and collaboration from all health care stakeholders to facilitate evaluation of value from multiple perspectives. IVI created a brief video to explain the project and its goals can be found here. The success of this open source approach depends on transparency and active feedback from end users. To achieve this, IVI is asking patients, payers, policymakers, employers and other interested parties to explore its first OSVP model on Rheumatoid Arthritis and provide feedback by February 16, 2018. Comments on the OSVP can be submitted on the IVI website forum, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. HealthIT Analytics: PCORI Works to Expand Patient-Centered Research, Data Sharing
Jessica Kent notes in HealthIT Analytics that PCORI grew their portfolio of patient-centered research and data sharing efforts in 2017, but there is still more work to be done in the coming year. “…Over the last year, PCORI started to post professional and lay-language abstracts of each peer-reviewed report, as well as downloadable summaries of some important research findings. PCORI also ramped up its peer-review process this past year, with 166 final draft research reports undergoing independent assessment by scientists, patients, and stakeholders. By the end of 2017, fourteen of these reports had completed the peer-review process, a number that is expected to increase significantly over the next few months.” Click here to read the article.
4. FDA Public Meeting: Evaluating Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria in Clinical Trials
The FDA is folding a public meeting on April 16 to discuss how to improve eligibility criteria for clinical trials to better represent the broader patient population and increase diversity. “Convened by the Duke-Robert J. Margolis, MD, Center for Health Policy at Duke University and supported by a cooperative agreement with FDA, this public event will bring the stakeholder community together to discuss a variety of topics related to eligibility criteria in clinical trials, their potential impact on patient access to investigational drugs, and how they might facilitate the enrollment of a diverse patient population. Other topics that will be addressed during the public meeting include alternative clinical trial designs that may increase enrollment of more diverse patient populations, as well as opportunities for using data from expanded access trials.” Click here to register.
5. MedPage Today: The Patient-Centered EHR
Fred Pelzman writes in Medpage Today that building a patient-centered electronic medical record is a crucial step for revitalizing our nation’s healthcare system. “As we move forward in the 21st century in our attempts to revitalize the healthcare system, we need to slam on the brakes and seize control of the electronic medical record, and make it into something we think does the job we want it to do. Imagine instead of all of us documenting separately in our different silos, we created a way for our thought processes and the gist of what was contained in our interaction with the patient on that day, to be applied to something that was the patient's central steady-state, a truer representation of who they are. The patient stands at the center of the electronic health record, and we document all around them.” Click here to read the article.
6. Healthcare IT News: Longitudinal Patient-Centered Care Plans Gaining Momentum, Expert Says
Bernie Monegain notes in Healthcare IT News that while patient-centered care plans are gaining momentum, building the new model of care plans is a difficult task. “These plans are developing – and there’s a really good business case for them, O’Malley said. For anyone providing services under a value-based payment model, one of the things they’re responsible for besides quality and customer satisfaction is the total cost of care. That’s a huge change. In order to manage the care of really complex individuals, O’Malley noted, there has to be a care plan that addresses what they feel are the most important parts of their care. That’s where it starts.” Click here to read the article.
7. Health Affairs: Searching For Quality Medical Care
In Health Affairs, Lynn Rogut details her work to examine the gaps between publicly available quality measures for hospitals and physicians in New York and the information consumers look for when searching for health care providers. “Continued focus on highly technical, overall clinical quality indicators will not help US consumers use information to make better health care decisions, find high-quality providers, or avoid those who are not. Yelp, Healthgrades, Vitals, U.S. News and World Report, Amino, and many other organizations have already moved into what is now a crowded space for quality measurement and reporting. If we believe that valid, reliable, and transparent performance measures are critical to determining and distinguishing quality, then there is a compelling public interest to provide meaningful quality information and ensure that consumers can find and understand it. When shopping for health care, we all have too much at stake.” Click here to read the blog.
8. Upcoming Events and Webinars
Ensuring the Patient Voice in Quality: An Educational Program for Patient Groups and Advocates
February 15, 2018
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Doing the Right Thing... Right: Evidence Informing Clinical Decision-Making
February 22, 2018
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PCORI Board of Governors Meeting
February 27, 2018
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Advisory Panel on Rare Disease Spring 2018 Meeting
March 21, 2018
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DIA 2018 Global Annual Meeting
June 24-28, 2018
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9. Medical Journal Articles
What Parents of Children With Complex Medical Conditions Want Their Child’s Physicians to Understand, click here to view.
PCORnet's Collaborative Research Groups, click here to view.
Guidelines for Patient-Reported Outcomes in Clinical Trial Protocols, click here to view.
Ensuring the Patient Voice in Quality: An Educational Program for Patient Groups and Advocates, click here to view.
Patient-Reported Outcomes: Design with the End in Mind, click here to view.
Beliefs, Critical Thinking and Evidence-Based Medicine, click here to view.
Changes in patient-centered attitude and confidence in communicating with patients: a longitudinal study of resident physicians, click here to view.
January Issue: Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research, click here to view.
Toward Patient-Centered Outcomes for Cognitive Evaluations: The Perspective of Those Affected by Parkinson's Disease, click here to view.
Viewpoint: Funding Innovation in a Learning Health Care System, click here to view.
Including the Patient Voice in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research in Integrative Oncology, click here to view.
Patient and Provider Perspectives on Shared Decision Making: A Systematic Review of the Peer-Reviewed Literature, click here to view.
Gene Therapy: Evidence, Value and Affordability in the US Health Care System, click here to view.
Patient Value: Perspectives from the Advocacy Community, click here to view.
The Added Value of Integrate-HTA Guidance in the Work Processes of Health Technology Assessment Agencies, click here to view.
Practicalities Of Using Real-World Evidence (RWE) In Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER): Learnings From Imi-Getreal, click here to view.
10. AHRQ Effective Program Updates
Prioritization and Selection of Harms for Inclusion in Systematic Reviews, click here to view.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Diagnosis and Treatment in Children and Adolescents, click here to view.
A Framework for Conceptualizing Evidence Needs of Health Systems, click here to view.
Nonsurgical Treatments for Urinary Incontinence in Adult Women: A Systematic Review Update, click here to view.
Drug Therapy for Early Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Systematic Review Update, click here to view.
Effects of Dietary Sodium and Potassium Intake on Chronic Disease Outcomes and Related Risk Factors, click here to view.
Management of Insomnia Disorder - Consumer and Clinician Summaries, click here to view
Harms of First-Line Depression Treatment in Older Adults, click here to view.
Management of Renal Masses and Localized Renal Cell Carcinoma: Current State of the Evidence - Clinician Summary, click here to view.