About

PCORnet’s Story

The mission of PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network, is to support patient-centered and data enabled clinical research to deliver results that matter, faster.  PCORnet envisions a sustainable Network that supports patient-centered research and answers questions important to patients, caregivers, clinicians, and the broader healthcare community.

PCORnet harnesses the power of health information (EHRs, claims data, registry data) to enable research to be conducted more efficiently and with greater power than previously possible. It originated with, and evolved through funding support from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to develop a range of useful resources and partnerships.

The key elements of PCORnet are displayed below.  This Network of Networks is governed by a Steering Committee, which contains patient representatives and leaders from PCORnet’s constituent organizations – 9 clinical research networks, 2 health plan research networks, coordinating centers, the People-Centered Research Foundation (the Central Office for PCORnet), and its main funder, PCORI.

Steering Committee

The policy-making body for PCORnet.

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Thomas Carton

Clinical Research Network Principal Investigator
REACHnet

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Henry Cruz

Patient Representative

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Donna Cryer

Interim Executive Director

PCRF

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Christopher Forrest

Clinical Research Network Principal Investigator

PEDSnet

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Kevin Haynes

Health Plan Research Network Principal Investigator
HealthCore

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Adrian Hernandez

Coordinating Center Principal Investigator
Duke Clinical Research Institute

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Rainu Kaushal

Clinical Research Network Principal Investigator
INSIGHT-NYC Network

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Abel Kho

Clinical Research Network Principal Investigator
CAPriCORN

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Kiely Law

Patient Representative

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Kathleen McTigue

Clinical Research Network Principal Investigator

PaTH

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Vinit Nair

Health Plan Research Network Principal Investigator

PRACnet (Humana)

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Rich Platt

Coordinating Center Principal Investigator
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute

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Jon Puro

Clinical Research Network Principal Investigator

ADVANCE

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Russell Rothman

Clinical Research Network Principal Investigator

STAR

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Betsy Shenkman

Clinical Research Network Principal Investigator

OneFlorida

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Sharon Terry

Coordinating Center Principal Investigator

Genetic Alliance

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Russ Waitman

Clinical Research Network Principal Investigator

Greater Plains Collaborative

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Neely Williams

Patient Representative

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Maryan Zirkle

Ex-officio Member

PCORI

PCORnet Clinical Research Networks (CRNs) and Health Plan Research Networks (HPRNs)

CRNs are networks that originate in healthcare systems, such as hospitals, health plans, or practice-based networks, and securely collect health information during the routine course of patient care. HPRNs are composed of U.S. health plans collaborating with CRNs to link health insurance claims data with data from the CRNs’ electronic health records and other sources of data.

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ADVANCE

Principal Investigator:
Jon Puro

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CAPriCORN

Principal Investigator:
Abel Kho

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GPC

Principal Investigator:
Russ Waitman

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HealthCore

Principal Investigator:
Kevin Haynes

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INSIGHT

Principal Investigator:
Rainu Kaushal

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OneFlorida

Principal Investigator:
Betsy Shenkman

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PaTH

Principal Investigator:
Kathleen McTigue

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PEDSnet

Principal Investigator:
Christopher Forrest

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PRACnet (Humana)

Principal Investigator:
Vinit Nair

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REACHnet

Principal Investigator:
Thomas Carton

STAR

Principal Investigator:
Russell Rothman

PCORnet Coordinating Center

The PCORnet Coordinating Center is composed of three organizations working to lead the network’s data and engagement activities and support the overall network infrastructure.

Duke Clinical Research Institute

Principal Investigator:
Adrian Hernandez

Genetic Alliance

Principal Investigator:
Sharon Terry

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute

Principal Investigator
Richard Platt

The People-Centered Research Foundation (PCRF), the Central Office for PCORnet

PCRF is the Central Office for PCORnet and was formed by PCORnet Network Partners as an independent, non-profit organization to sustain PCORnet.