PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network, is an innovative initiative of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). It is designed to make it faster, easier, and less costly to conduct clinical research than is now possible by harnessing the power of large amounts of health data and patient partnerships. In the process, it is transforming the culture of clinical research from one directed by researchers to one driven by the needs of patients and those who care for them.
Sometimes, you need reliable research results fast. That was the case for one health plan that came to PCORnet for help understanding the prescribing patterns for PCSK9 inhibitors. These are effective but costly medications used to lower LDL cholesterol (also known as “bad” cholesterol). “As the first PCORnet rapid-cycle research project, the PCSK9 inhibitor study … Continue reading PCSK9 Inhibitor Study Demonstrates PCORnet’s Capacity for Rapid-Cycle Research
Want to Use Medicare Claims Data to Support Your Study? PCORnet’s CMS Linkage Team Shares How It Can Be Done
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) collect over two billion data points per year through the payment of Medicare health claims, and until now, this wealth of information has been largely inaccessible to researchers. Always seeking out new pathways to better insights, PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network, launched its CMS Linkage … Continue reading Want to Use Medicare Claims Data to Support Your Study? PCORnet’s CMS Linkage Team Shares How It Can Be Done
A The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) held its 2018 Annual Symposium in San Francisco, where PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network, shared how it is using data and technology to fuel a healthier, more engaged patient community. The symposium brings together diverse stakeholders, including clinicians, researchers, policy makers, and academics, making it a … Continue reading AMIA 2018 Recap