- Present PCORI with creative approaches and options to inform PCORI’s development of a Dissemination and Implementation Action Plan;
- Highlight broader practice and policy issues related to clinical and societal value in providing patients and their providers with access to useful clinical and health care information and messages that will help them make informed health care decisions leading to better patient health outcomes.
On May 8, 2014, the Partnership to Improve Patient Care (PIPC) convened a Roundtable of experts in the diagnosis, treatment, and care of patients with hepatitis B (HBV) and C (HCV): i.e., patient advocates, health care providers (nurse practitioners, physician specialists including family physicians, gastroenterology, infectious disease, and oncology), representatives from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), all of whom participated individually and/or on behalf of their representative organizations, to discuss current challenges to and potential solutions for the appropriate dissemination and implementation of clinical evidence. Additionally, this group focused on the value and clinical benefits of ensuring patients and providers have access to reliable, relevant, current data and information.
Building on an earlier PIPC Roundtable focused on gastrointestinal disorders, expert stakeholders, including patients and providers, identified hepatitis as a clinical area with significant opportunities to improve patient care through appropriate communication and implementation of evidence-based research. Therefore, by focusing on recent advances in screening and treatment for HBV and HCV, this Roundtable hoped to accomplish two goals: