Improving Healthcare Systems – Spring 2014 Cycle
PCORI is seeking applications to study the comparative effectiveness of alternate features of healthcare systems (e.g., innovative technologies, personnel deployments, incentives, service designs) designed to optimize the quality, outcomes, and/or efficiency of care for the patients they serve. Healthcare systems include private and public health insurance plans; physician groups; hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities; academic medical centers; integrated delivery systems; community-based and safety-net clinics; federal, state, and municipal providers; and other entities organized to deliver, arrange, purchase, or coordinate healthcare services. PCORI seeks studies that will provide information of value to patients, their caregivers, and clinicians, as well as to healthcare leaders, regarding which features of systems lead to better patient-centered outcomes.
Applications may be submitted by:
Any private sector research organization, including any:
- Non-profit organization
- For-profit organization
Any public sector research organization, including any:
- University or college
- Hospital or healthcare system
- Laboratory or manufacturer
- Unit of state or local government
All US applicant organizations must be recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. Foreign organizations and nondomestic components of organizations based in the United States may apply, as long as there is demonstrable benefit to the US healthcare system, and US efforts in the area of patient-centered research can be clearly shown. Organizations may submit multiple applications for funding. Individuals may not apply.
1. Impact of the condition on the health of individuals and populations
2. Potential for the study to improve health care and outcomes
3. Technical merit
5. Patient and stakeholder engagement
Deadlines are at 5:00 PM ET. If deadlines fall on a weekend or a federal holiday, the deadline will be the following Monday or the next day after the federal holiday.