1. PCORI: Mental Health Care: Information and Access, click here to view the post.
2. Health Affairs: Lessons From Abroad And At Home: How PCORI Can Improve Quality Of Care (And Prove It) By 2019, click here to view the post.
3. PolicyMed: PCORI Looks to Link Millions of Electronic Medical Records by September 2015, click here to view the article.
Cathy Gurgol, Romana Hasnain-Wynia, Grayson Norquist all contributed to last week’s PCORI Blog focused on mental illness. In it, the authors commented, “Here at PCORI, we're supporting research to help patients and those who care for them make better-informed decisions about mental health and health care. In fact, mental illness is the focus of one of our largest collections of studies funded under our National Priorities for Research, with several dozen projects addressing this problem in some way. Our work, with its emphasis on patient-centered comparative effectiveness research (CER), complements that of other organizations that fund mental health research, including federal government agencies.” Click here to view the post.
2. Health Affairs: Lessons From Abroad And At Home: How PCORI Can Improve Quality Of Care (And Prove It) By 2019
Elias Dayoub of the Health Affairs Blog outlines the urgency for PCORI to work quickly. The international comparative effectiveness research community has recognized PCORI as the most funded CER initiative in existence, far surpassing the annual budgets of comparable international programs such as U.K.’s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).[…]Despite the considerable resources designated to PCORI, its future remains tenuous. For one, the ACA legislation also created a “sunset date” of September 2019, giving PCORI seven years to convince Congress to reauthorize funding for the institute. Further, legislative efforts have already been made to repeal PCORI; H.R. 3827 was introduced by Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY) in January 2012, asking for immediate elimination of PCORI.” Click here to view the post.
3. PolicyMed: PCORI Looks to Link Millions of Electronic Medical Records by September 2015
Writing for Policy and Medicine, Thomas Sullivan reviewed the recent interview given by PCORI’s Joe Selby regarding EMRs, “‘Of course, it will take significant work to connect PCORnet's 29 individual health data networks, with coverage spanning the entire country, and develop the structures, governance, and policies to ensure that the national network they form operates smoothly and securely,’ [Joe Selby, Executive Director of PCORI] notes. ‘But building and leveraging the power of a large clinical data network and ensuring the security and privacy of sensitive personal information aren't mutually exclusive.’” Click here to view the article.