Improving Healthcare Systems - Cycle 3 2015
PCORI is seeking applications to study the comparative effectiveness of alternative features of healthcare systems (e.g., innovative technologies, incentive structures, service designs) that are intended to optimize the quality, outcomes, and/or efficiency of care for patients and that have the most potential for sustained impact and replication within and across healthcare systems. Healthcare systems encompass multiple levels (e.g., national, state, and local health environments; organization and/or practice settings; family and social supports; and the individual patient) and include entities organized to deliver, arrange, purchase, and/or coordinate healthcare services. PCORI seeks to fund studies that will provide information of value to patients, their caregivers, clinicians, and healthcare leaders on which features of delivery systems lead to better patient-centered outcomes, so that those features proven to make a difference ultimately impact health care delivery.
Applications may be submitted by any private-sector research organization, including any nonprofit or for-profit organization, and any public-sector research organization, including any university or college hospital or healthcare system, laboratory or manufacturer, or unit of local, state, or federal government. The Internal Revenue Service must recognize all U.S. applicant organizations. Nondomestic components of organizations based in the United States and foreign organizations may apply, as long as there is demonstrable benefit to the U.S. healthcare system and U.S. efforts in the area of patient-centered research can be clearly shown. Organizations may submit multiple applications for funding. Individuals are not permitted to apply.
- Potential for the study to fill critical gaps in evidence
- Potential for the study findings to be adopted into clinical practice and improve delivery of care
- Scientific Merit (Research design, analysis, and outcomes)
- Patient and stakeholder engagement
Deadlines are at 5:00 p.m. (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.