1. AMJC: FDA Approved a Record Number of Personalized Medicines in 2017, click here to read the article.
2. Momentum Health Strategies: Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement, click here to read the blog
3. The PCORI Blog: Patients Become Partners in PCORI Peer Review, see details below.
4. Lung Cancer Alliance: Exciting News on Women and Lung Cancer Legislation, see details below.
5. Medpage Today: What Patients Really Want to Hear (and See), click here to read the article.
6. FDA Public Meeting: Evaluating Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria in Clinical Trials, click here to register.
7. Cardiology Advisor: Diabetes Care Consultation Model Creates Patient-Centered Approach, click here to read the article.
8. Upcoming Events and Webinars, see details below.
9. Medical Journal Articles, see details below.
10. AHRQ Effective Program Updates, see details below.
Kelly Davio reports on the spike in approvals for personalized medicine by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the American Journal of Managed Care. “One in every 4 drugs approved by the FDA over the past 4 years was a personalized medicine, and the agency approved a record-breaking 16 personalized therapies in the past year, according to a new report from the multi-stakeholder group the Personalized Medicine Coalition.” Click here to read the article.
2. Momentum Health Strategies: Ten Commandments of (Authentic) Patient Engagement
Jennifer Bright offers ‘Ten Commandments’ of patient engagement for Momentum Health Strategies. “I had a great conversation yesterday with a kindred spirit who is passionate about the importance of patient engagement. Not the 'sound bite' version that has permeated policy and public dialogue and given rise to a new industry of apps, tools and 'solutions.' Rather, I refer to the authentic, daily empowerment of patients in their health care. It seems we’re obsessed with finding 'the best way' to engage patients in research, shared decision-making and giving feedback about care quality (i.e., patient satisfaction). Sounds good, but scratch the surface and try to find a common definition of what it really means to engage and activate a patient. Many scholars and PCORI-funded researchers are pondering this and even CMS is seeking public comment on the issue. While we wait for those efforts to bear fruit, here are my 'ten commandments' for patient engagement in health.” Click here to read the blog.
3. The PCORI Blog: Patients Become Partners in PCORI Peer Review
In The PCORI Blog, Marina Broitman, Kira Lesley, Whitney McInvale, and Rebekah Webb discuss patient engagement in the peer review process. “...During PCORI's 2017 Annual Meeting, we hosted another workshop for patient peer reviewers, in which we gathered feedback on the process, heard how their efforts have affected the way awardees' final research reports summarize their projects and results, and brainstormed how to improve on emerging best practices. In the next year, we will be exploring improvements to peer review to benefit patient reviewers, including the opportunity to serve on an editorial board for peer review, and establishing a buddy system so that experienced reviewers can mentor new reviewers.” Click here to read the blog.
Additionally, a new video from PCORI touts the benefits of PCORI-funded research. “Results from PCORI-funded research help inform the healthcare system. PCORI is amplifying the reach of those results by developing plans and tools for dissemination and implementation.” Click here to watch the video.
4. Lung Cancer Alliance: Exciting News on Women and Lung Cancer Legislation
The Lung Cancer Alliance, a PIPC member, recently alerted its community of patients, families, medical professionals and advocacy organizations that the Women and Lung Cancer Research and Preventive Service Act of 2018 was re-introduced in both the House and Senate. Click here to view their statement. In addition, click here to view the joint Congressional statements and bill text on their website.
5. Medpage Today: What Patients Really Want to Hear (and See)
Suneel Dhand gives times on verbal and nonverbal patient communication in Medpage Today. “Communication is, after all, a science -- and it's an area that I am personally very passionate about. I have been honored to give many presentations on this subject and even one-on-one coaching to my fellow physicians. It simply is not taught enough in medical schools. To be honest, though, I do not believe there is any teaching in the world that could ever turn a poor communicator into a great one (just being brutally honest). However, there is a huge amount that any physician -- or for that matter any professional -- can do to greatly enhance their communication techniques.” Click here to read the article.
6. 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.
7. Cardiology Advisor: Diabetes Care Consultation Model Creates Patient-Centered Approach
Cardiology Advisor reports on a new patient-centered model for diabetes care. “The researchers found that the model was applicable in 72.4% of cases, according to providers. Physicians more often had a consultation time <25 minutes. Two of 3 patients spoke more than half of the consultation time, according to providers. Treatment goals were often determined by person-related factors, according to providers. Overall, 94.4% of patients reported making shared decisions; they felt more involved than before and gave a rating of 8.6 out of 10 for the consultation. More than half of patients (52.5%) reported that the consultation was better after physician-led consultations than before. ‘A consultation model to facilitate person-centered care seems well applicable and results in more patient involvement, including shared decision making, and is appreciated by a substantial number of patients.’” Click here to read the article.
8. Upcoming Events and Webinars
NPC @ 2018 AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference
February 5 - 6, 2018
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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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DIA 2018 Global Annual Meeting
June 24-28, 2018
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9. Medical Journal Articles
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
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.