Accelerating the Use of Findings from Patient-Centered Outcomes Research in Clinical Practice to Improve Health and Health Care
A committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is hosting a series of public workshops to explore potential ways to accelerate the use of patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) findings in clinical practice to improve health and health care.
In the second workshop on June 17, 2022, SHADAC director Lynn Blewett presented on "State-Level Data Collaborations and Opportunities to Improve the Sustainability of Their Efforts."
These public workshops from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the National Academies) feature invited presentations and discussions examining topics in 4 main categories:
1. Ways to revise and improve AHRQ’s proposed strategic plan, priorities, and strategies to make them clearer and more likely to lead to funding high-impact and complementary projects while being consistent with the Congressional mandate for investing funds from the PCOR Trust Fund (PCORTF), e.g.,
- Opportunities to train and educate PCOR investigators, while also addressing AHRQ’s PCORTF strategic priorities
- Development of digital tools to increase implementation of PCOR findings into practice
- Sustainable strategies for expanding implementation of PCOR findings
- The potential for development of an overall coordinated interdisciplinary approach to decisions about AHRQ’s PCORTF investments
2. Ways to measure progress and the impact of AHRQ’s PCORTF investments as a whole on meeting its goals (in the short-term, proximate, and long-term).
- Currently available metrics,
- Currently available data sources,
- Potential for novel metrics, analytics and data sources, and
- Ways to harmonize data elements across projects that could be included in evaluating the short- and long-term impact of AHRQ’s PCORTF investments.
3. Ways to better align priorities and strategies and to create complementary collaborations between the agencies charged with using the PCORTF to improve patient-centered outcomes research and practice (AHRQ, PCORI and ASPE), so as to increase the impact of AHRQ’s PCORTF investments and their potential to sustainably reduce disparities.
4. Ways AHRQ can apply communication science to improve dissemination of evidence, gaps in evidence, and policy gaps to inform health policies and decision-makers at the local, state, and federal levels.