Monday, March 4, 2013

PCORI needs your help: launching ad hoc workgroups on March 1 -seek input from the healthcare community

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February 27, 2013
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) needs your help as we launch a series of ad hoc workgroups on March 1 to seek input from the healthcare community on refining our initial set of targeted research topics for funding.
The workgroups, made up of researchers, patients, and other stakeholders, will meet one time each in March and April. They will provide input to our staff and Board of Governors on the critical research questions that should be answered within each of the five topics, which are:
Each workgroup's proceedings will be open to the public via webinar/teleconference. We welcome your comments and suggested research questions via email ( and Twitter (@PCORI). We also welcome comments, suggestions, and input from interested individuals for up to two weeks before and after each meeting through our website. You'll find a full list of workgroup meetings and information on how submit input and register for their associated webinars on our site's events page.
Our Board approved the development of five targeted funding announcements at its November 2012 meeting. Three topics were identified at that time and two more were identified in January. This accelerated approach to the development of targeted funding announcements will jump-start our long-term strategy to generate and prioritize specific research topics, starting with questions solicited directly from patients and stakeholders.
We hope you take the opportunity to participate in one of our workgroup meetings. Your input is critical to our mission to help people make informed health care decisions, and improve health outcomes.

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