On March 9, 2015, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a review of PCORI’s activities as mandated by law. The Chairman of the Partnership to Improve Patient Care (PIPC), former Congressman Tony Coelho, stated: "PIPC remains vigilant in its efforts to ensure that PCORI’s work improves health care decision-making, and therefore is pleased that the GAO’s review of PCORI concluded that it is meeting its legislative mandate. Although the report acknowledged stakeholder concerns that PCORI’s research priorities are too broad and lack specificity, I am pleased that the GAO found that PCORI has been responsive to PIPC and others by better utilizing advisory panels to identify more specific research questions and topics. The report also acknowledged inherent challenges to measuring changes in health care delivery and practice that are attributable to PCORI-funded research. PIPC hopes that PCORI will consider the recommendations we provided last year to more immediately evaluate the impact on its mission to “do research differently” by engaging patients in research, which will create evidence that is usable to patients and clinicians. PIPC’s members are dedicated to PCORI’s success and look forward to remaining an engaged and active partner in PCORI’s work."