1. Today: PCORI Board of Governors Meeting, click here to view the press release, and here to view the webcast.
2. PCORI Blog: Family Caregivers: Key Players in PCORI's Mission to Improve Patient Outcomes, click here to view the blog post.
3. Pink Sheet: PCORI Building Non-Traditional Research Capacity With "Pipeline To Proposal" Awards, click here to view the article (subscription only).
4. Psychiatric News: Grayson Norquist Chairs Outcomes-Research Project, click here to view the article.
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors will meet at 8:30 am ET today in Atlanta, GA. According to a press release from (PCORI), “The Board will consider for approval PCORI's strategic plan, 2014 budget and longer-term research funding options, and proposed charters for two new advisory panels, on clinical trials and rare disease. The Board also will review for acceptance the revised version of the PCORI Methodology Report.” Click here to view the press release, and here to view the webcast. Additionally, the meeting agenda is available here.
2. PCORI Blog: Family Caregivers: Key Players in PCORI's Mission to Improve Patient Outcomes
In a post on The PCORI Blog, Gail Hunt, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Caregiving and a member of PCORI’s Board of Governors, and Sue Sheridan, PCORI’s Director of Patient Engagement, comment, “Through our research funding, we at PCORI are looking for ways to improve the experience and efficacy of caregivers, which would result in improving the quality of life of the patients they care for. What kinds of support are most effective? Respite care? Time off from paid work? Education and training? Online information? Our first funding cycles include projects that study a range of questions on caregiving.” Click here to view the blog post.
3. Pink Sheet: PCORI Building Non-Traditional Research Capacity With "Pipeline To Proposal" Awards
Gregory Twachtman of The Pink Sheet reports, “PCORI Director of Patient Engagement Susan Sheridan added that the institute is ‘really focusing on how patients and other stakeholders really partner in the research that we fund’...‘We've developed this to really create partnerships, develop community, develop infrastructure and to facilitate those interested in getting what we called "PCOR-ready" or "research ready" to eventually submit a proposal to PCORI or other funding agencies that fund PCOR or comparative effectiveness research’ Sheridan continued.” Click here to view the article (subscription only).
4. Psychiatric News: Grayson Norquist Chairs Outcomes-Research Project
Mark Moran of Psychiatric News reports, “The reason PCORI was created is to develop information that would inform everyday health care decisions, so that if you are the patient or the caregiver, you have the information you need to make a decision about your health care,’ [Grayson Norquist, M.D.] told Psychiatric News. ‘As clinicians, we struggle with this every day—what is the best medication to use for this patient with schizophrenia, or what is the best form of psychotherapy for the patient sitting in front of me right now?’” Clickhere to view the article.