Reminder: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Seeks Public Comment on What Matters to Patients

Designing healthcare research with what matters to patients is a relatively new concept in healthcare research. If the healthcare reformers who envisaged what is called “patient-centered outcomes research” truly want to hear from patients and the public, then tomorrow’s meeting  in New York of the Board of Governors of the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (aka PCORI), soliciting public comment on research priorities will be a seachange in healthcare research.

It would be great if you went if you went and offered your thoughts on research priorities.  Let researchers know about the gaps in care and practice that you have experienced and make a case for funding research into those areas.

Again, here are the details:

This Monday and Tuesday, May 16-17, 2011, the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute Board of Governors Meeting will be held at the

Millennium Broadway Hotel

145 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036-4012

Draft Agenda

Monday, May 16, 2011

1:00-1:10 pm Welcome and Approval of Jan. Board Meeting Meeting Minutes

1:10-1:45 pm Presentation and Discussion of Mission Statement and Logo

1:45-3:15 pm Program Development Committee Report

3:15-3:30 pm Break

3:30 to 4:00 pm Public Comment Period

4:00 to 5:30 pm Methodology Committee Report

5:30 pm Adjournment

Discussion Forum Monday evening

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

8:00 – 8:45 am Finance and Administration Committee Report

8:45 – 9:15 am Consideration of and Vote on Budget

9:15—9:45 am Public Comment Period

9:45 – 10:15 am Break

10:15-11:30 am Public Affairs and Communications Committee Report

11:30-11:45 am Wrap-Up and AdjournmentAll of the  sessions are open to the public. Individuals only need to RSVP to the evening session. If you want to issue a public comment on the day of the event, you can sign up to speak on-site the day of the event or can provide PCORI advance notice of their intent to speak by emailing

Hope you all had a great weekend! Give me a shout if you are there, planning to go, or if you cannot make it and have something that you want them to know. You can raise it in a tweet to me at lauranewmanny or via email at patientpov “dot” gmail “dot” com.


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