Medical Research

Partnering with Advocates for Patient Engagement in Research

May 10, 2018 - Drug developers and medical groups can improve patient engagement in research by conducting research as an event programs, according to a paper published in Dove Medical Press. Research as an event allows medical researchers and drug developers to access a patient panel who could help inform research around a healthcare treatment or strategy, said the researchers from Johns Hopkins...

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Patient Engagement Low in Patient-Centered Research Protocol

by Sara Heath

Medical research needs to better measure patient-centered outcomes and include more patient engagement efforts during study design, according to research to be presented at the National Kidney Foundation 2018 Spring Clinical Meetings. The...

E-Consent Forms Useful for Patient Data Sharing in Research

by Sara Heath

Electronic consent (e-consent) forms are useful for  offering patient consent for sharing health data with medical researchers, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics...

How Should Healthcare Pros Evaluate Online Provider Reviews?

by Sara Heath

A recent study has sparked debate over the validity of online provider reviews. The study  was published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association and found that online provider reviews do not reflect clinical...

PCORI Funds Shared Decision-Making, Patient Care Access Studies

by Sara Heath

News out of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is promising for healthcare stakeholders looking to advance shared decision-making and patient care access. PCORI has authorized $6.5 million in funding for a new...

PCORI Works to Drive Patient-Centered Health Research Design

by Sara Heath

Although health research is key to driving medical advancements, it’s not always accessible or relevant to patients who need this information to make better care decisions. At the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, a call...

Guidelines for Designing Patient-Centered Research Initiatives

by Sara Heath

Developing patient-centered research initiatives is key to driving meaningful study protocol and fueling literature that is useful and relevant to patients. However, not enough healthcare experts are well-versed in how to create...

PCORI Funds Patient-Centered Opioid Research at Cedars-Sinai

by Sara Heath

Opioid use research has just taken a patient-centered turn at Cedars-Sinai. The Los Angeles hospital has recently received a $2 million grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to investigate the most effective...


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