The premier organization for showcasing and catalyzing health technology, Health 2.0, has reinforced PCORnet’s position at the forefront of health innovation by selecting two of our colleagues as finalists for its Global Retrospective Awards. Sharon Terry, co-principal investigator, PCORnet Coordinating Center and principal investigator, Community-Engaged Network for All (CENA) Patient Powered Research Network (PPRN) and Kenneth Mandl, principal investigator, Scalable Collaborative Infrastructure for a Learning Healthcare System (SCILHS) Clinical Data Research Network (CDRN) have been named finalists for the award in its “Top Patient Activists” and “Top Industry Leaders” categories, respectively. The awards represent yet another feather in the cap of the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network, PCORnet, which was founded in 2014 as an innovative initiative of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to improve the nation’s capacity to conduct clinical research.
The award, which honors outstanding achievements in health technology over the past 10 years, is in recognition of Health 2.0’s 10-year anniversary successfully driving innovation. The finalists were determined by polling a vast network of health technology stakeholders to determine the top influencers in four categories: Industry Leaders, Patient Activists, Technology Companies, and Health Care Organizations. All of the finalists, including Sharon and Ken, were showcased and invited on stage at Health 2.0’s 10th Annual Fall Conference this week in Santa Clara, CA.
You can read the full finalist announcement by clicking here. Congratulations, Sharon and Ken!
PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network, is an innovative initiative of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The goal of PCORnet is to improve the nation’s capacity to conduct clinical research by creating a large, highly representative network that directly involves patients in the development and execution of research. More information is available at www.pcornet.org.
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is an independent, nonprofit organization authorized by Congress in 2010. Its mission is to fund research that will provide patients, their caregivers, and clinicians with the evidence-based information needed to make better-informed healthcare decisions. PCORI is committed to continually seeking input from a broad range of stakeholders to guide its work. More information is available at www.pcori.org.