Outcomes Research Gets Financial Backing

Patient-centered outcomes research will get a boost through a new federal program funding $200 million in grants through 2019. A Health Data Management article says:

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation are collaborating “to identify strategic opportunities for building a comprehensive, interoperable and sustainable infrastructure for patient-centered outcomes research,” according to an announcement from the agencies.

The funding, authorized under the health care reform law, is complementary but separate from another recent initiative, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, which is offering $68 million in grants to support Clinical Data Research Networks and Patient-Powered Research Networks. These networks would focus on comparative treatment research. Letters of intent for this funding opportunity, also reform law-authorized, are due on June 9.

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