Studies have shown that it typically takes 17 years for the results of a randomized controlled trial to reach clinical practice, if it makes it there at all. The gap between what we know will improve health care and what is taken up in practice remains an important obstacle to improving the healthcare system and patients’ health. Implementation strategies to integrate evidence into practice settings where patients and clinicians can use it to actively inform decisions, as well as dissemination activities to enhance awareness of relevant information, are essential routes to improving health care and health outcomes. This Morning Plenary session will highlight three PCORI-funded implementation projects that take the results of PCORI-funded comparative clinical effectiveness research studies and promote their uptake in real-world clinical practice settings.

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Susan Dentzer
Visiting Fellow
Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy


David Arterburn, MD, MPH
General Internist and Health Services Researcher
Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute
Comparing the Benefits and Harms of Three Types of Weight Loss Surgery -- The PCORnet Bariatric Study
Presentation Slides

​Joe Nadglowski
President/Chief Executive Officer
Obesity Action Coalition

​Shreya Kangovi, MD, MSHP
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Implementation of the IMPaCT Community Health Worker Intervention
Presentation Slides

​Keysha Brooker, MSW
Impact Trainer
Penn Center for Community Health Workers

​Daniel Matlock, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Hospitals Use Shared Decision Making with Patients Considering LVAD Treatment
Presentation Slides

​Melinda Kane, MS-HCM
Medical Staff Services Project Consultant
WellStar Health System

At the meeting, Melinda Kane explained why shared decision making is critical for heart failure patients and their families.


Bruce Siegel, MD, MPH
President and Chief Executive Officer
America’s Essential Hospitals

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