1. PCORI Director Selby: PCORI at 3 Years - Progress, Lessons, and Plans, click here to read the full post.
2. PCORI Blog: Our First Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards Funding Announcement, click here to ready the full post.
3. Pink Sheet: PCORI In Brief: New Board Member, Funding Opportunities, click here to view the article (subscription required).
4. CBS Affiliate: Researchers Hope New Data Collaborative Will Lower Health Care Costs, Improve Treatment (Video), click here to view the article.
5. Avalere Health: AHRQ White Paper Offers Payer Perspectives on How to Improve the Usability of AHRQ's CER Reviews for Decision Making, click here to view the full statement.
Last week, PCORI Executive Director Joe Selby penned an entry for the ThePCORI Blog. Dr. Selby commented, “As we conclude in the [New England Journal of Medicine] article, ‘PCORI has laid an innovative foundation for producing and disseminating clinical research, engaging multiple stakeholders in the process, and embedding clinical research within health care systems and activated patient communities. Ultimately, our aim is to make research more useful and more likely to be included in health care decision making.” Click here to read the blog post.
2. PCORI Blog: Our First Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards Funding Announcement
Dr. Anne Beal, PCORI’s Deputy Executive and Chief Officer for Engagement, and Orlando Gonzales, PCORI’s Chief of Staff for Engagement, commented last week on The PCORI Blog, “PCORI is committing more than $15 million in 2014 to the Engagement Awards, which are organized into three funding categories: Knowledge Awards, Training and Development Awards, and Dissemination and Implementation Awards. Each is designed to accomplish a specific objective that will lead to the institute's vision for patient-centered research. [...] We are excited to open the application system today and begin accepting your ideas for Engagement Awards.” Click here to ready the blog post.
3. Pink Sheet: PCORI In Brief: New Board Member, Funding Opportunities
Early last week, Gregory Twachtman of The Pink Sheet reported on PCORI’s tackling of cultural barriers. “Alicia Fernandez, professor of clinical medicine at the University of California San Francisco, has taken her seat on the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute board of governors. [...] In addition to maintaining an active clinical practice; Fernandez has conducted research on health disparities, particularly the role language and cultural barriers play. That experience could be valuable as PCORI continues its work on dissemination and implementation of its findings.” Click here to view the article (subscription required).
4. CBS Affiliate: Researchers Hope New Data Collaborative Will Lower Health Care Costs, Improve Treatment (Video)
Last weekend, WSAW-TV reported on the improved treatment associated with PCORI funding, “The Greater Plains Collaborative, part of the Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet), will link ten medical centers across seven states to provide evidence to help patients and their caregivers make better-informed decisions. [...] ‘Instead of trying out treatments that may not work for you and then trying out other treatments and other treatments, and going down that kind of path, we'll be able to select the right treatment for you from the beginning,’ Director of Human Genetics Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation Murray Brilliant said.” Clickhere to view the article.
5. Avalere Health: AHRQ White Paper Offers Payer Perspectives on How to Improve the Usability of AHRQ's CER Reviews for Decision Making
Avalere Health released a press statement regarding the AHRQ white paper, “The release of this white paper comes at a time of intensifying commitment within AHRQ and PCORI to ensure its research results are ‘useful’ to decision makers. [...] In their quest to support the generation of useful research, AHRQ and PCORI are likely to expand beyond its traditional stakeholders (clinicians and patients) to consider and measure how research is used by other decision makers. This will lead to a new crop of CER questions that will more directly align with the information needs of payers, clinical guideline organizations and developers of decision support tools.” Click here to view the full statement.