The American Heart Association (AHA) and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) recently said they have developed a new Researcher and Clinician Challenge to improve care for cardiovascular diseases.
The goal of the challenge is to suggest or detect important, but unanswered, questions and issues faced by patients with cardiovascular illnesses. These same issues can also pertain to their health care providers and caregivers. These concerns should be able to be explored through research.
There will be four winners of the challenge. Each will receive $5,000 in cash for a scientifically sound, feasible research hypothesis.
“Having gained valuable insights from patients, this opportunity to collaborate with the research and physician communities will propel the next phase of study to further the development of both comparative effectiveness research and precision cardiovascular medicine,” American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown said. “AHA and PCORI will transform the research paradigm by addressing critical gaps to accelerate discovery and make a difference in the lives of patients.”
The creators of the challenge hope it leads to innovations that can help cardiovascular patients.
“By employing a stakeholder-driven approach to research, we’re confident that we can address the questions, concerns and outcomes that matter most to patients and those who care for them, including clinicians,” PCORI Executive Director Joe Selby said. “We look forward to as robust a response to the Researcher and Clinician Challenge as we saw during the earlier Patient Challenge.”
Research challenge aims to benefit cardiovascular-disease patients
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