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Mayo Clinic, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia among first to win PCORI grant money

It took awhile but the White House decided to take back the label Obamacare and put a positive spin on it. The administration’s next marketing campaign should be around PCORI. It doesn’t roll off the tongue, but the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute is the carrot to the individual mandate stick. The Institute is working […]

It took awhile but the White House decided to take back the label Obamacare and put a positive spin on it. The administration’s next marketing campaign should be around PCORI. It doesn’t roll off the tongue, but the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute is the carrot to the individual mandate stick.

The Institute is working to make sure patient preferences, voices, and experiences are a given in all healthcare conversations, not an afterthought.

The Institute announced its first round of 25 grants yesterday: $40.7 million over three years. Universities and hospitals around the country will use the money to do everything from comparative research around antibiotics to figuring out how to help parents make end-of-life decisions for children with cancer.

The projects below are selections from each of the institute’s four focus areas. Find a complete list here or search by state or the four priority areas.

  1. Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options
  • Shared Decision Making in the Emergency Department: The Chest Pain Choice Trial
    Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN Erik Hess
  • Comparative Effectiveness of Intravenous vs. Oral Antibiotic Therapy for Serious Bacterial Infections
    Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA Ron Keren
  • A Comparison of Non-Surgical Treatment Methods for Patients With Lumbar Spinal Stenosis University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA Michael Schneider
  • Innovative Methods for Parents and Clinics to Create Tools (IMPACCT) for Kids’ Care
    Oregon Community Health Information Network, Portland, OR Jennifer DeVoe

  • Improving Healthcare Systems
    • Relative Patient Benefits of a Hospital-PCMH Collaboration Within an ACO to Improve Care Transitions
      Brigham and Women’s Hospital Boston, MA Jeffrey Schnipper
    • The Family VOICE Study (Value Of Information, Community Support, and Experience): A Randomized Trial of Family Navigator Services vs. Usual Care for Young Children Treated With Antipsychotic Medication
      University of Maryland Baltimore, MD Gloria Reeves
    • Improving Palliative and End-of-Life Care in Nursing Homes
      University of Rochester, Rochester, NY Helena Temkin-Greener

  • Communication and Dissemination Research
    • Relapsed Childhood Neuroblastoma as a Model for Parental End-of-Life Decision Making
      Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA Jennifer Mack
    • Presenting Patient-Reported Outcomes Data to Improve Patient and Clinician Understanding and Use
      Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD Claire Snyder
    • Decision Support for Parents Receiving Genetic Information About Child’s Rare Disease
      University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, David Sandberg
    • Patient-Identified Personal Strengths (PIPS) vs. Deficit-Focused Models of Care
      Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH Kurt Stange

  • Addressing Disparities
    • Reducing Health Disparities in Appalachians With Multiple Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors
      University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY Debra Moser
    • Reducing Disparities With Literacy-Adapted Psychosocial Treatments for Chronic Pain: A Comparative Trial University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL Beverly Thorn