PCORI's Board of Governors -- Welcoming New Members, Honoring Departing Colleagues
- The PCORI Strategic Plan
- Clinical Effectiveness and Decision Science
- Dissemination and Implementation
- Evaluation and Analysis
- Healthcare Delivery and Disparities Research
- PCOR Infrastructure & Innovation
- Our Vision & Mission
- Financial Statements and Reports
- The PCORI Strategic Plan
- Board of Governors
- Methodology Committee
- Authorizing Law
- Evaluating Our Work
- PCORI's Advisory Panels
- Procurement Opportunities
Past Opportunities to Provide Input
- Stakeholder Views on Components of 'Patient-Centered Value' in Health and Health Care (2023)
- PCORI's Proposed Research Agenda (2021-2022)
- Proposed National Priorities for Health (2021)
- Proposed Principles for the Consideration of the Full Range of Outcomes Data in PCORI-Funded Research (2020)
- Proposed New PCORI Methodology Standards (2018)
- Data Access and Data Sharing Policy: Public Comment (2017)
- Proposed New PCORI Methodology Standards (2017)
Comment on the Proposed New and Revised PCORI Methodology Standards (2016)
- 1. Standards for Formulating Research Questions
- 10: Standards for Studies of Diagnostic Tests
- 12. Standards on Research Designs Using Clusters
- 13: General Comments on the Proposed Revisions to the PCORI Methodology Standards
- 2: Standards Associated with Patient-Centeredness
- 3: Standards for Data Integrity and Rigorous Analysis
- 4: Standards for Preventing and Handling Missing Data
- 5: Standards for Heterogeneity of Treatment Effects
- 6: Standards for Data Registries
- 7: Standards for Data Networks as Research-Facilitating Structures
- 8. Standards for Causal Inference Methods
- 9. Standards for Adaptive Trial Designs
- Peer-Review Process Comments (2014)
- Draft Methodology Report Public Comment Period (2012)
- Past Opportunities to Provide Input
Eight years ago, PCORI’s 21-member Board of Governors convened for the first time to start building a major new national health research funder from the ground up. I’m reminded of those early days–and how much PCORI has achieved since–as we welcome a new class of Board members who replace some of those who were with us for that very first meeting in 2010.
We’re thrilled by the US Government Accountability Office’s appointment of seven exceptional people from across the healthcare community to serve six-year terms on our Board. They fill openings created by the rotation off the Board of six of the original members who just completed their terms of service and another opening caused by last year’s untimely death of a seventh colleague. The GAO also named current Board member Christine Goertz, DC, PhD, to a three-year term as vice chair. All take up their new duties during our Oct. 29 Board meeting in Washington, DC.
These new Board members join PCORI at an especially critical time. We have much to celebrate. We’ve seen the completion of scores of funded studies with results that will help patients and those who care for them make better-informed healthcare decisions. We have launched a robust set of initiatives to promote the dissemination of those findings and their uptake in practice. We’ve built and launched a national clinical data research network, PCORnet, to conduct patient-centered research more efficiently. And we are widely recognized for having transformed the way health research is conducted in this country by actively engaging patients and other stakeholders in all we do.
But we also know that we have much more to accomplish in the years ahead on behalf of the stakeholder communities we serve, especially as we look to Congress to reauthorize our funding. Our new Board members will play a key role in guiding us in those efforts, working closely with the colleagues who helped to bring us so far and accomplish so much.
We welcome the fresh stakeholder perspectives these new members will bring to our mission of building a body of evidence that shows which care approaches work best, for whom, given outcomes important to patients. Our new Board members will inherit a robust collection of research and other initiatives and help us find new and creative ways to both build it into an even more transformative portfolio of useful evidence more likely to be adopted in real-world practice.
But as excited as we are to welcome a new class of Board members, it is difficult to see so many long-time friends and colleagues leave us.
We are very grateful to them for their leadership in turning a challenging piece of legislation into an institution that can fill key clinical evidence gaps in unique new ways, an approach we’ve come to call research done differently. They were the first to recognize that if you’re going to be the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, you’d better figure out how to involve patients throughout the research process–and they helped us do just that. It sounds intuitive now, but at the time, it was revelatory.
In the intervening eight years, their leadership helped to shape our funding strategies, supported a greatly enhanced and sophisticated approach to stakeholder engagement, led to the implementation of our processes for ensuring that we peer review our research and make the findings as quickly and widely available to the public as possible, and, just recently, approved our new policy requiring PCORI awardees to share their data sets and documentation for reanalysis and reuse.
We know our Board, new members and veterans alike, will provide the same sort of leadership as we focus on new ways to meet our stakeholders’ needs for useful evidence, answering the questions important to them as they make the challenging decisions we all face in a fast-evolving, ever-more-complex healthcare system.
You can learn more about the latest additions to our Board on the GAO website, and refamiliarize yourself with their colleagues on PCORI’s website. They, and I, thank you for your interest in our work.
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