New Analysis from National Alliance Reinforces Value of Clinical Research to Support Employer Efforts to Improve Patient-centered Outcomes
WASHINGTON, May 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Employers and other private healthcare purchasers who provide coverage for more than 180 million Americans are seeking more evidence that supports improved patient-centered outcomes. The National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions (National Alliance) released a whitepaper, "Making Comparative Effectiveness Research a Stronger, More Relevant Tool for Employers," highlighting the need for research around the structures, processes and outcomes required to build healthy organizations and workforces.
The project was funded through a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award (12856).
"Our analysis focused on the importance of expanding future research funded by PCORI to include metrics that impact a broader health-focused stakeholder group, not just the clinical community," said Margaret Rehayem, National Alliance vice president and project lead. "Employers want to improve patient-centered outcomes and better address social determinants and health equity issues impacting employees and their families. Having access to findings that support a more comprehensive approach to benefits planning and implementation of relevant programs and services can support purchaser efforts to improve the wellbeing of their employees and organizations."
The whitepaper identified critical organizing principles to support better management of workforce health and wellbeing and strongly suggests that future research consider the following practices:
"PCORI's mission is to fund relevant and impactful comparative clinical effectiveness research that informs patient, caregiver and stakeholder decisions," said Greg Martin, Acting Chief Engagement and Dissemination Officer for PCORI. "Through engagement and partnership with key stakeholders within the employer and purchaser communities, and with our expanded authority to consider the full range of outcomes in PCORI-funded research, PCORI is well-positioned to support employer efforts to improve patient-centered outcomes."
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