The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) hosted a webinar that described the process and rationale for PCORI’s unique approach to reviewing research proposals for funding, which includes patients and other healthcare stakeholders along with researchers in the review of all proposals. Additionally, survey and group interview data from past merit reviewers were presented to identify the benefits, challenges, and opportunities for improvement related to PCORI’s approach.
A panel of past patient, stakeholder, and scientist reviewers discussed their perceptions of PCORI merit review:
- Vernal Branch, Patient Reviewer, Patient Advocate
- Julie Panepinto, MD, MSPH, Scientist Reviewer Director, Center for Clinical Effectiveness Research Vice Chair of Value, Department of Pediatrics Medical College of Wisconsin/Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
- Gregory Sawchyn, MD, MBA, Stakeholder Reviewer President Caduceus Capital, LLC Senior Director, Clinical Guidance Councils for OhioHealth