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The Power of Collaboration: A Glimpse Into PCORnet’s Commitment to Stakeholder Engagement

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PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network, an initiative of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), has put stakeholder engagement, particularly research participants, at the heart of its infrastructure. Operating as an extension of PCORI’s mission to bring patient voices to the forefront of research, PCORnet seeks to integrate a collaborative spirit across every aspect … Continue reading The Power of Collaboration: A Glimpse Into PCORnet’s Commitment to Stakeholder Engagement

Why Engage Patients at “Your Weight Matters”?

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Author: Kimberly Holmquist, MPH, Research Project Manager for Kaiser Permanente Southern California (KPSC) Research & Evaluation, the Lead Site for Kaiser Permanente & Strategic Partners Patient Outcomes Research To Advance Learning (PORTAL) Network and Lead Site for PCORnet secondary aim for bariatric studies. Kimberly started her career in medical research with the Centers for Disease Control … Continue reading Why Engage Patients at “Your Weight Matters”?

A Monumental Step Toward Understanding and Diagnosing Prosopagnosia (Face Blindness)

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Author: Christina Pressl, MD, Clinical Scholar and Investigator for New York City Clinical Data Research Network (NYC-CDRN), one of 13 Clinical Data Research Networks (CDRNs) funded by PCORI. Christina received her MD from the Medical University of Graz, Austria in 2009. She then spent the following three years of residency in Radiology at the General … Continue reading A Monumental Step Toward Understanding and Diagnosing Prosopagnosia (Face Blindness)

PCORnet Infrastructure Helps DINE-CD Demonstration Study Avoid “Reinventing the Wheel”

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Erin Gilroy, BS, was a Senior Research Coordinator in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine and Study Project Manager for the PCORnet DINE-CD Demonstration Study which began in March 2016. Gilroy is now attending nursing school. Most of us know the popular saying, “Don’t reinvent … Continue reading PCORnet Infrastructure Helps DINE-CD Demonstration Study Avoid “Reinventing the Wheel”

What Should I Eat? (The Burning Question in Crohn’s Disease)

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Author:  Carol Brotherton, PhD, MSN, BSN, the Co-Principal Investigator and Patient Representative for the DINE-CD, a PCORnet Patient Powered Research Network (PPRN) study funded by PCORI. Carol earned her nursing degree from the University of Delaware. She earned Masters and Doctoral degrees in Nursing from the University of Virginia. She discovered during 15 years of … Continue reading What Should I Eat? (The Burning Question in Crohn’s Disease)

Health Systems & PCORnet: Working Together to Answer Crucial Questions

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Authors: Rainu Kaushal, MD, MPH, is the chair of the Department of Healthcare Policy and Research, executive director of the Center for Healthcare Informatics and Policy (CHiP), executive director of the Health Information Technology Evaluation Collaborative (HITEC), and the Nanette Laitman Distinguished Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research at Weill Cornell Medicine. She is the principal investigator … Continue reading Health Systems & PCORnet: Working Together to Answer Crucial Questions

iConquerMS™ Members Revamp Recruiting Materials to Reflect Community Preferences

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Author: Laura Kolaczkowski, Co-Principal Investigator of iConquer Multiple Sclerosis Patient-Powered Research Network (MS-PPRN). Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Week (March 5-11th) is a weeklong national effort to increase awareness of MS, and provides an opportunity to examine how asking and listening to communities of patients can improve how we make connections between people living with chronic … Continue reading iConquerMS™ Members Revamp Recruiting Materials to Reflect Community Preferences

We’re All In This Together: Building Trustworthiness with People, Clinicians and Health Systems

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PCORnet promises an incredible new era of clinical research—but we cannot begin to make progress until we have established trust. And trust, as we all know, is earned.

That is why I am thrilled to participate in the Building Trustworthiness in PCORnet public webinar on September 16, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET. This webinar is led by the people who seek answers to health issues. We will be bringing together patients, participants, caregivers, clinicians, industry, community and advocacy groups, researchers, and the public to start to ask, “How is PCORnet trustworthy in clinical research? What more can the network do? What does it have to learn?” and “How will PCORnet facilitate authentic engagement in research?
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PCORnet Spotlights its Expertise at 2016 Health Datapalooza

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PCORnet had a fantastic experience at this year’s Datapalooza, as it was an opportunity for us to showcase how we are harnessing the power of data and unique partnerships to conduct important health research faster, more efficiently, and at lower cost than was previously possible.

PCORnet collaborators Adrian Hernandez, MD, MHS, FAHA, Keith Marsolo, PhD, and Russ Waitman, PhD, spoke at Health Datapalooza. Hernandez gave an overview of PCORnet. Marsolo presented PCORnet’s model for sharing data. Waitman contributed to a session describing how variability in clinical information across electronic data sources hinders the exchange, collection, and analysis of health data.
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Patient Involvement in Research: Innovative, Patient-Powered, Welcoming

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I’m a patient helping to change the culture of research and I am excited! It feels great to be empowered, encouraged, and a part of something larger than myself. I get to be a part of things I could only imagine someone else doing and do things I never really thought I could achieve. How did all this happen?
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