PCORI seeks advisory panelists

January 30, 2013 in Medical Technology

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has is seeking applications for participation in its first four advisory panels. The panels are part of the group’s ongoing effort to engage a broad range of healthcare stakeholders as partners in its research agenda, according to a PCORI press release.

PCORI officials say they are seeking patients, caregivers, clinicians, researchers, other members of the healthcare community and the general public to serve on four advisory panels that will focus on:

  • Assessment of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment options; 
  • Improving healthcare systems;
  • Addressing disparities; and
  • Patient engagement.

“Our advisory panels will play a central role in our process for identifying and prioritizing specific research questions for funding, as well as to help us ensure that we follow and promote the highest standards in patient engagement,” said PCORI Executive Director Joe Selby, MD. “This is a major milestone in our work as we continue to collaborate with patients and other stakeholders to build a relevant portfolio of patient-centered outcomes research.”

[See also: AHRQ seeks nominees for workgroups.] 

The panels, which will have 12 to 21 members each, will assist PCORI’s staff, board of governors and methodology committee in:

  • Modeling full and meaningful patient and stakeholder engagement efforts;
  • Refining and prioritizing specific research questions;
  • Providing other scientific or technical expertise;
  • Providing input on other questions that may arise relevant to the Institute’s mission and work.

[See also: Room for improvement in EHR quality measurement, study says.]

Charters for each panel, including the scope of work for panelists, are available on the PCORI website.

According to PCORI, applications can be submitted online until 5 p.m. ET, Monday, March 4. They will be reviewed by PCORI staff and panelists will be selected based on experience, background, ability to contribute to the scope of work described in panel charters and commitment to advancing PCORI’s mission.






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