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Official Provides Details, Dates For PCORI’s Research Priorities

The COO of the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute offered insights into what appears to be a busy agenda, according to two subscription publications. 

CQ HealthBeat: PCORI Official Forecasts Busy Agenda
The Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) was created by the 2010 health care law. Its mission is to fund research that will give patients and medical providers better information about what works best in medicine, including studies comparing different ways of caring for or preventing a disease. The institute's COO, Anne Beal, said that before the end of April, PCORI officials will tell the public how it plans to prioritize different types of research (Adams, 4/17).

Modern Healthcare: PCORI Funding Announcements Expected In May
Dr. Joe Selby, PCORI's executive director, Dr. Anne Beal, the organization's chief operating officer, and Lori Frank, a PCORI scientist, co-authored [an article], which appeared in a comparative effectiveness-themed issue of JAMA. In it, they outlined PCORI's previously released national priorities and research agenda, and they also emphasized the need for greater patient and clinician involvement in the research process (McKinney, 4/17).

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