Part of PCORI’s mandate is to synthesize evidence to inform healthcare decisions. In partnership with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and other stakeholders, PCORI has commissioned and released a set of systematic reviews comprising current evidence on four health topics. This session described the topic selection and development process, including how PCORI and AHRQ collaborate with outside groups on the systematic reviews. Key stakeholders highlighted how this process has generated timely, meaningful evidence that informs their work and decisions. Attendees also learned how to nominate review topics, how topics are evaluated, and how organizations can provide public comments.

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Arlene Bierman, MD, MS
Director, Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Presentation Slides

Valerie Forman Hoffman, PhD, MPH
Director, Mental Health Epidemiology and Treatment Services Program
RTI International
Presentation Slides

Evan Myers, MD, MPH
Walter L. Thomas Professor, Division of Reproductive Sciences, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Duke University School of Medicine
Presentation Slides | PCORI-funded Research Project

Nancy O’Reilly, MHS, PMP
Senior Director for Gynecology and the Women’s Preventive Services Initiative
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Presentation Slides

This session was eligible for continuing education credit.


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