Navigation Links
Tony Coelho is Named New Chair of Coalition for Comparative Effectiveness Research
Date:3/12/2009

Patient advocate and former congressman to lead debate on improving patient care

WASHINGTON, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership to Improve Patient Care (PIPC) today announced that Tony Coelho will serve as chairperson of the partnership. Coelho is a former congressman and primary author of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and has worked on behalf of patients and people with disabilities for 40 years.

"I'm excited about the opportunity to lead PIPC in its work to advance comparative effectiveness research (CER) that is focused on meeting patient and provider needs and improving health care quality," Coelho said. "PIPC brings together a wide range of diverse stakeholders committed to patient-centered comparative effectiveness research, and I am looking forward to advancing their common cause."

Comparative effectiveness research has the potential to transform health care and better inform patient and provider decision-making. Focusing on improved quality is the best way to achieve a more sustainable, affordable health care system, and comparative clinical research can help us reach this goal. At PIPC, I will work to make sure CER achieves this potential, and does not become a basis for denying patients access to the care they need."

Coelho will bring to his leadership of PIPC a life-long dedication to ensuring all patients receive the best possible care for their needs. In particular, he will work to amplify the voice of the partnership's diverse members, including people with disabilities, racial and ethnic communities and the elderly, among others. "Too often, these voices are overlooked in policy debates," Coelho stated.

"One of PIPC's near term priorities," Coelho said, "will be working to ensure the new CER research funding by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is implemented in ways that meet the needs of patients and providers. As the federal government moves quickly to set research priorities and implement this program, we need to make sure it does so through an open, transparent process that is inclusive of all healthcare stakeholders. This is essential to ensuring CER actually meets the goal of supporting good decision-making by patients and providers."

Tony Coelho is a former United States congressman and House Majority Whip from California and the primary author and sponsor of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

About PIPC

The Partnership to Improve Patient Care was formed in November 2008 to support proposals to expand the government's role in comparative effectiveness research that are centered on patient and provider needs; raise awareness about the value of well-designed CER; and promote the important role of continued medical innovation as part of the solution to cost and quality challenges in health care. Partnership members include a wide range of health care organizations representing patient, provider and industry advocacy groups.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Partnership to Improve Patient Care
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Philip Coelho Joins Mediware Board
2. Heartline(R) Fitness Systems Named to Inc. Magazines Inaugural List of the 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in U.S....
3. Allscripts Named to FORTUNE 100 Fastest-Growing Companies List
4. Boston Micromachines Multi-DM Named One of the Years Most Innovative Products
5. Karen Vigil Named Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Blue Shield of Californias Individual, Small Group, and Government Business Unit
6. New Director of Nursing Practice Named for Nurses Association
7. Instrumentation Laboratory Named Top of Class by Respiratory Care Managers
8. Meeting Expectations Named to First Annual CMI 25 List by Corporate Meetings & Incentives Magazine
9. Frances Decker Named Mid-Atlantic Region Sales Executive for AllOne Health Management Solutions
10. Keith Taft Named General Manager of UltraTape Industries
11. AIUM CEO named among most influential in radiology
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/9/2016)... ... 09, 2016 , ... MEDI+SIGN®, a provider of fully-automated patient ... solution for Emergency Departments (ED) has been added to their portfolio. Housed in ... rooms, and with a simplified pallet of information available to the patient, the ...
(Date:12/9/2016)... ... 2016 , ... The Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society (PATS) aired ... of 2016. The program was made possible by a Pennsylvania Department of Health ... and Human Services Administration. The broadcast, Use Your Head: Properly Managing Sport ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... 2016 , ... The Florida Hospital Tampa Wound Healing Institute ... (UHMS), the leading authority in hyperbaric medicine. This accreditation identifies the Institute as ... facilities have earned this distinction. This is the second time the Florida Hospital ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... Pennsylvania (PRWEB) , ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... Duck Donuts Franchising Company LLC, announced the first national #QuackGivesBack campaign which ... , “This was our first franchise-wide Quack Gives Back initiative, ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... County, a Property owned by an affiliate of Seavest, has won a prestigious ... Medicine Southern Chester County ambulatory care center (ACC) was named “Best New Development, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/8/2016)... , Dec. 8, 2016 Australia Ophthalmic ... new report, "Australia Ophthalmic Lasers Market Outlook to 2022", ... market. The report provides value, in millions of US ... market segements - Excimer Lasers, Femtosecond Lasers and YAG ... distribution shares data for each of these market segements, ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... , Dec. 8, 2016 Global Interventional ... on the global interventional radiology market analyzes the ... report comprises an elaborate executive summary, including a ... segments and sub-segments. The research is a ... formed the bulk of our research efforts along ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... Dec. 8, 2016 Allergy Diagnostics Market: ... and tests that are used to determine the ... milk, or drugs etc. in the samples by ... immune system. The report on global allergy diagnostics ... the market. The report consists of an executive ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: