Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has awarded The
Ohio State University College of Medicine and other Patient-Centered
Network of Learning Health Systems members – including partners across six
states and nine academic medical centers, healthcare systems, public health
departments and private health plans – a three-year, $8.6 million grant to
participate in a large, national collaborative initiative conducting clinical
research more quickly and less expensively.
National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet) was designed
to link researchers, patient communities, clinicians and health systems in
productive research partnerships that leverage the power of large volumes of
health data maintained by the partner networks.
consists of two types of networks working toward a combined goal of clinical
data research networks and patient-powered research networks. The new network
is one of only seven health data networks approved by PCORI’s Board of
Governors to be added to the PCORnet national health research resource, which
is in its second phase of development.
very excited to join this important effort through which we’ll facilitate data
sharing and expedite patient-centered clinical research across institutions
like Ohio State,” said Dr. Peter Embi, vice chair of biomedical
informatics, chief research information officer and associate dean for
research informatics at Ohio State’s College of Medicine.
this work will enable researchers and patients to participate in more clinical
research studies, leading to new treatments and improvements in care that will
directly benefit our patients,” said Embi, also site principal investigator for
is an independent, nonprofit organization authorized by Congress in 2010 to
fund research that will provide patients, caregivers and clinicians with
evidence-based information to make more informed healthcare decisions.