ROCHESTER, Minn. — Two collaborative networks led by Mayo Clinic were approved for three-year funding awards by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), becoming part of PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network.
PCORnet is a large collaborative initiative designed to link researchers, patient communities, clinicians and health systems in productive research partnerships that leverage the power of large volumes of health data maintained by the partner networks. PCORnet will enable the nation to conduct clinical research more quickly and less expensively, and ensure that research focuses on the questions and outcomes that matter most to patients and those who care for them.
PCORnet consists of two types of networks working toward that combined goal: clinical data research networks and patient powered research networks.
Mayo is involved with both types of networks and received awards for the following:
Patient-Centered Network of Learning Health Systems (LHSNet), which includes partners across six states and nine academic medical centers, health care systems, public health departments, and private health plans touching approximately 10 million individual lives, including patients in underserved and rural areas. LHSNet received more than $8.6 million for the three year project period.
National Alzheimer's and Dementia Patient and Caregiver-Powered Research Network (AD PCPRN), which received more than $1.53 million, is co-led by USAgainstAlzheimer’s (USA2), the University of California, San Francisco’s, Brain Health Registry and Mayo Clinic.
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