Seeks to Fill Vacant Seat with Expert on Health Informatics
For Immediate Release
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Washington, D.C. (Oct. 21, 2014) – The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued a call for nominations to fill an open seat on the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Methodology Committee.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which authorized PCORI’s establishment, assigns the Comptroller General of the United States and head of GAO the responsibility for appointing the members of PCORI’s Methodology Committee and its Board of Governors.
PCORI’s 17-member Methodology Committee is responsible for developing and updating methodological standards and guidance for the conduct of patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER). The committee issued the PCORI Methodology Report last year to provide context for 47 PCORI Methodology Standards, minimal requirements for the conduct of scientifically valid patient-centered CER that the committee endorsed in May 2012.
GAO will accept letters of nomination and resumes submitted via either email or mail by Monday, Nov. 17. Information is available at GAO’s announcement in the Federal Register.
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is an independent, non-profit organization authorized by Congress in 2010. Its mission is to fund research that will provide patients, their caregivers and clinicians with the evidence-based information needed to make better-informed healthcare decisions. PCORI is committed to continuously seeking input from a broad range of stakeholders to guide its work.