Rapid-Cycle Research Studies and Projects
PCORI is funding several rapid-cycle research studies and projects using PCORnet’s infrastructure to support rapid generation of evidence on stakeholder-prioritized queries.
Demonstration Research Studies
PCORI funded several demonstration studies to answer important questions while testing the technical capacity and function of PCORnet’s infrastructure:
- Patient-Powered Research Networks Research Demonstration Projects
- Obesity Observational Research Initiative
- Optimal Maintenance Aspirin Dose for Patients with Coronary Artery Disease
- The Natural Experiments Network: A Collaborative Initiative
- Health Systems PCORnet Demonstration Projects
Learning Healthcare Systems
The Learning Healthcare System Networks Project (previously called the People-Centered Communities) is developing four pilots based on Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center's successful learning network model. The model supports communities of people, clinicians, and institutions to improve health outcomes through quality improvement and robust research. Read more about it.
PCORnet is a "network of networks" that brings together patients, clinicians, researchers, health plans, and healthcare systems to share information and participate in research.
PCORnet embodies PCORI’s patient-centered, engaged approach to research. The network’s governance structure was modeled to make patient engagement a priority. Patients hold network leadership positions, contribute to the decisions about network participation, and serve as partners in research. Because these stakeholders help formulate and approve research problems, PCORnet answers practical questions, leading to better-informed healthcare decisions.
Patient/Participant-Driven Research Organizations
Several PPRNs led by patients and organized around the evidence needs of their communities participated in phases 1 and 2 of PCORnet with PCORI funding support. They developed or expanded their capacity to engage their communities and conduct research that addressed their priorities. Now through PPRN Engagement Awards provided by PCORI, PPRNs will continue to strengthen their capacity to generate and prioritize research ideas, strengthen their capacity to disseminate study results, and participate in a PPRN learning network. Read more about this work.
To learn more about the PCORnet Partner Networks, click here.
Posted: December 16, 2013; Updated: March 31, 2020