(From the August 2014 Research Now)
Deena Chisolm, PhD, a principal investigator in the Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice and program director for the Patient-Centered Pediatric Research Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, is part of a team of researchers who was awarded research funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). This project is a collaboration between the University of North Carolina, Nationwide Children’s, and the Ohio State University College of Public Health and has a requested budget of $1.9M.
The goal of the research is to assess care coordination for and patient-centered outcomes of children with disabilities under an accountable care organization (ACO), which is a group of healthcare providers that organize in new ways to take responsibility for the care of a defined population. The Nationwide Children’s team, led by Dr. Chisolm, will have responsibility for coordination of the survey sampling plan, medical record reviews and analytic activities to characterize care coordination in our population of children with disabilities. Dr. Chisolm will serve as a member of the overall project leadership team and engage in all elements of study design, implementation, analysis and reporting.
In this latest round of awards, PCORI approved $54.8M in funding for patient-centered comparative effectiveness research projects, which have a common goal of exploring diverse ways to help patients and others make better-informed decisions about health care. This particular project is among only seven others that were funded in the “Improving Health Care Systems” research category, out of 85 other applicants.