The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and the American Heart Association (AHA) cohosted a Capitol Hill briefing on the need for evidence-based strategies to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease, and on shared decision-making and telemedicine for cardiovascular health.


The briefing addressed the importance and need for comparative effectiveness research to support evidence-based practices in telehealth, particularly for patients with common conditions like hypertension. While the technology exists to provide care outside traditional settings, there is a lack of research on the efficacy of healthcare delivery models that utilize those technologies.

Guided by patients, caregivers, and other stakeholders, PCORI funds research designed to provide patients, their families, and clinicians with the information needed to make better-informed choices about their healthcare options. PCORI and AHA have partnered on an initiative to use comparative effectiveness research focused on shared decision-making tools that inform dialogue between patient and clinician to collectively arrive at the best individual treatment choice.

Learn more about the initiative and view the related Request for Applications (RFA) for special project funding, which was jointly administered by AHA and PCORI.

Read more about PCORI's collaboration with AHA in our efforts to address cardiovascular disease.


  • Rep. Larry Bucshon, MD (R-IN)
  • Rep. Ami Bera, MD (D-CA)
  • Joe Selby, MD, MPH
    Executive Director, PCORI
  • Sue Nelson, MPA
    Vice President for Federal Advocacy, AHA
  • Sue Peschin, MHS
    President and CEO, Alliance for Aging Research
  • Bob Shor, MD, FACC
    Former Trustee; Former Chair, Board of Governors, American College of Cardiology
  • Karen Margolis, MD, MPH
    Executive Director for Research, HealthPartners Institute
    Principal Investigator, PCORI-funded research study
  • Christine Norton, MA
    Patient Co-Investigator, PCORI-funded research study

Related Information about Cardiovascular Disease

This event was open to the public and registration was required. For questions about the briefing or PCORI’s work on cardiovascular disease, please contact Josh Krantz, [email protected]