Patient centered outcomes research: new directions; major challenges; transformative potential
Dr. Yancy has active clinical and research interests in heart failure, heart transplantation, cardiomyopathies, hypertension, prevention and public health. He is board-certified in internal medicine with a subspecialty in cardiovascular disease. He is a past president of the American Heart Association, a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, and a master of the American College of Physicians. He serves on the Advisory Committee to the Director of the National Institutes of Health, and is a consultant to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. In addition, he chairs the FDA panel on cardiovascular devices and is a member of the PCORI Methodology Committee.
The Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) was authorized by Congress — in legislation that was coincident with the Affordable Care Act — to conduct research to provide information about the best available evidence to help patients and their health-care providers make more informed decisions. Since 2010, a research infrastructure has been created to support a different model of clinical research. Practical questions impacting health-care delivery, unmet clinical needs, and health-care inequities are being explored through extensive measures of patient engagement. With a stable funding source, PCORI is approaching half a billion dollars per year of funded research. Concomitantly, a parallel dedicated effort has led to the development of a set of defined data standards governing best practices in patient-centered research. The anticipation is the generation of immediately useable high quality information that will change human health and/or better inform clinical practice.
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