The Joseph H. Kanter Family Foundation and the eHealth Initiative Foundation (eHI), both based in Washington, D.C., are launching an 18-month pilot to test a distributed research network designed to utilize personal health records to research the clinical effectiveness of certain treatments and strategies for delivering care.
The initiative, called the Partnership for Connecting for Research on Outcomes and Effectiveness, will support research to increase evidence for medical care. It also aims to provide guidance on the different kinds of evidence needed to identify “what works best” in healthcare by studying how diseases progress for particular types of patients, identifying safety problems, comparing the benefits and risks of treatment alternatives, and comparing different medical practices that may affect quality and cost, according to the organizations.
The partnership will be staffed and coordinated by eHI.
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