Published on December 20, 2013 at 12:25 AM
Integrating neighborhoods with clinical care
Breast imaging, and PCORnet
"These projects were selected for PCORI funding not only for their scientific merit and commitment to engaging patients and other stakeholders, but also for their potential to fill an important gap in our health knowledge and give people information to help them weigh the effectiveness of their care options," said PCORI Executive Director Joe Selby, MD, MPH. "We look forward to following the studies' progress and working with Group Health to share the results."
Dr. Selby added: "We are pleased that the Kaiser Permanente & Strategic Partners Patient Outcomes Research to Advance Learning network will be part of this exciting initiative to build the data structures needed to significantly enhance the speed and efficiency of patient-centered comparative effectiveness research. The process to select the awardees was very competitive and this network demonstrated it has the expertise, resources, and commitment to engaging patients and other stakeholders to be an excellent fit in PCORnet."
Group Health's studies and the other projects approved for funding by PCORI's Board of Governors on December 17 were selected from 624 applications submitted to PCORI's funding announcements. All were selected through a highly competitive review process in which patients, caregivers, and other stakeholders joined scientists to evaluate the proposals. Applications were assessed for scientific merit, how well they will engage patients and other stakeholders, and their methodological rigor among other criteria.
All awards are approved pending completion of a business and programmatic review by PCORI staff and issuance of a formal award contract.
The Group Health studies join PCORI's expanding portfolio, which now includes 279 patient-centered CER studies and initiatives. PCORI has awarded a total of $464.4 million since it began funding CER in 2012. For more information about PCORI funding, visit http://pcori.org/funding-opportunities.
Source: Group Health Research Institute