The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) invited participants for a webinar that provided the medical device industry community with an overview of PCORI and highlighted some of the ways in which industry professionals and researchers can get involved in our work. Presenters provided an overview of PCORI, explored our current portfolio of research and how it related to the medical device industry, highlighted a PCORI-funded project with meaningful engagement of a medical device manufacturer, and explored opportunities for funding. This was also an opportunity to learn how to get involved in patient-centered research and our work at PCORI.

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  • Rachael Fleurence, PhD: PCORI, Program Director for the CER Methods and Infrastructure program
  • Anindita (Annie) Saha: Director, External Expertise and Partnerships (EEP), Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), FDA
  • Laurel Sweeney: AdvaMed Representative, Senior Director, Health Economics & Reimbursement, Philips Healthcare
  • Bryan Olin, PhD: Medical Device Manufacturers Association Representative, VP-Clinical, Quality & Regulatory, Cyberonics, Inc
  • PCORI Research Team: Katrina Donahue, MD, MPH (Cycle II, CER) leads the project: “Effect of glucose monitoring on patient and provider outcomes in non-insulin treated diabetes

We invited input in the following ways:

  • Sending questions or comments in advance of the webinar.
  • Joining the conversation on Twitter during the webinar using #PCORI
  • Sharing comments and questions during the public comment period of the webinar.

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