Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

The CenterWatch Monthly Industry Close-Up, July 2017

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Healthcare stakeholders recognize that there is a clear, ethical rationale to support patient engagement in clinical trials. Setting standards that describe how patient engagement is achieved will lead to research findings that are more pertinent to patients’ concerns and dilemmas.1 However, as there are limited comparative analytic studies to recommend a particular method that improves understanding of patients’ concerns1 and enables comparisons of the methods employed, it is unclear how to best engage patients and how to measure the success of engagement.

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Califf launches People-Centered Clinical Research Foundation

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Dr. Robert Califf has launched the People-Centered Research Foundation (PCRF), a new nonprofit organization committed to accelerating people-driven research. PCRF has been created to sustain and expand a national network for clinical research that originated with funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and studies conducted by the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet).

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Spotlight Continues to Shine on Pragmatic Clinical Trials

Friday, July 1, 2016

Federal human subject protection regulations have gone a long way to protect the safety of clinical trial participants. However, research professionals say that these regulations view clinical research as a highly controlled system somewhat separate from medical practice.1 This results in medical decision-makers not having high-quality evidence to make the choices in treating patients, they say. “As the field of clinical research has evolved to address this gap, it has become challenging to apply the current regulatory and ethical paradigms.” They say this is particularly evident among an increasing number of “pragmatic” clinical trials. Pragmatic trials are designed to reflect real-world medical care by recruiting broad populations of patients, embedding the trial into the usual healthcare setting, and leveraging data from health systems to produce results that can be readily used to improve patient care, according to the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) in Washington, DC.

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OSU joins PCORnet for healthcare delivery

Monday, October 5, 2015

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has awarded the Ohio State University (OSU) College of Medicine and other Patient-Centered Network of Learning Health Systems members—including partners across six states and nine academic medical centers, healthcare systems, public health departments and private health plans—a three-year, $8.6 million grant to participate in a large, national collaborative initiative conducting clinical research more quickly and less expensively.

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Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, UNC expand IBD patient-focused engagement

Friday, February 20, 2015

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is collaborating with the University of North Carolina School of Medicine (UNC) to create a research partnership between patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and the scientific community. CCFA Partners is a “patient-powered research network” for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (collectively known as IBD) that uses state-of-the-art bioinformatics to engage and gather information from patients that researchers can study and analyze along with clinical and other patient-generated data.

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