Patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) represents a fundamental shift in how research is prioritized and conducted. This educational seminar will increase proficiency in PCOR for researchers, clinicians, and policy-makers. Ongoing PCOR projects will frame discussions emphasizing key methods that differentiate PCOR from other research. Faculty includes an international group of PCOR experts and speakers including patient representatives and funders. Participants will learn optimal approaches and methodological challenges associated with PCOR and implications for care delivery.
Needs Assessment/Educational Gaps
There is a growing recognition of the importance to better incorporate the patient’s perspective into clinical decision making. These are more reflective of patient preferences and values and include an evaluation of the outcomes that matter most to patients in their lived experience of health and disease. Patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) represents a fundamental shift in how healthcare research questions are identified and prioritized, and research is designed, implemented and disseminated. PCOR is increasingly viewed as an essential component of developing sustainable, high quality and efficient care, and interest in and support for PCOR has increased substantially. However, because PCOR designs and methods are evolving, there is little information available to guide health researchers and providers in this type of research. Unique challenges exist in engaging patients, clinicians, researchers, policy-makers, and other stakeholders throughout the research process and in applying state-of-the-science PCOR methods.
Content of this course has been specifically developed to include practical guidance from leading PCOR researchers at Johns Hopkins and internationally, patients and patient advocacy organizations and national sponsors of PCOR. Targeted didactic presentations focusing on key themes will be interspersed with panel and audience discussion time to ensure participants have adequate opportunity to interact with presenting faculty.
Clinical and comparative effectiveness researchers, clinicians, medical educators, healthcare system administrators and policy makers with interests in identifying patient-centered research gaps and priorities, conducting PCOR, implementing and evaluating programs, and setting policy.
After attending this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:
- Describe core characteristics of patient centered outcome research (PCOR).
- Discuss strategies to successfully engage patients, caregivers, and other relevant stakeholders from inception of questions through dissemination of results.
- Identify rigorous methods to evaluate impact of PCOR on patient care, healthcare services and medical training.
Policy on Speaker and PROVIDER Disclosure
It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that the speaker and provider disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity.
Notice About Off-Label Use Presentations
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine/Advancing Patient Centered Outcomes Research may include presentations on drugs or devices, or use of drugs or devices, that have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or have been approved by the FDA for specific uses only. The FDA has stated that it is the responsibility of the physician to determine the FDA clearance status of each drug or device he or she wishes to use in clinical practice.
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is committed to the free exchange of medical education. Inclusion of any presentation in this program, including presentations on off-label uses, does not imply an endorsement by Johns Hopkins of the uses, products, or techniques presented.
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This meeting is being supported in part by:
Center for Patient Centered Outcomes Research in Rheumatology
Rheumatic Diseases Research Core Center (NIH/NIAMS P30-AR053503)
Johns Hopkins Bayview Center for Innovative Medicine
Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Pilot Project Award 1IP2-PI000737-01