PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network, is an innovative initiative of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). It is designed to make it faster, easier, and less costly to conduct clinical research than is now possible by harnessing the power of large amounts of health data and patient partnerships. In the process, it is transforming the culture of clinical research from one directed by researchers to one driven by the needs of patients and those who care for them.
Valentine’s Day is upon us, but when you are a caregiver for someone, there’s no need for a special day to show your love. For the 43.5 million unpaid caregivers in the United States, unconditional care that goes above and beyond is a constant daily practice. It’s not a stretch to say that these caregivers … Continue reading The Unsung Role Caregivers Play in People-Driven Research
The new year brought additional opportunities for network members to participate in PCORnet’s governing committees. The PCORnet Council is pleased to welcome several colleagues to new roles within the Research and Data Committees. Keith Marsolo will now serve as chair of PCORnet’s Data Committee. Marsolo is an associate professor in the division of Biomedical Informatics … Continue reading PCORnet Leaders Accept New Roles with Research and Data Committees
As we close the door on 2017 and begin a new year, it’s a good time to ask: has PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network, a PCORI initiative, remained steadfast in its mission? We pledged to enable people to make informed healthcare decisions by conducting clinical research that is better, faster, less expensive, and … Continue reading Promises Kept and New Resolutions: PCORnet’s Year in Review