Navigation Links
HHS Awards $473 Million in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Funding
Date:9/30/2010

ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality today announced the award of $473 million in grants and contracts to support projects that will help people make health care decisions based on the best evidence of effectiveness. The funding announced today covers all of AHRQ's allocation and $173 million administered for the HHS Secretary by AHRQ.  

The projects will support patient-centered outcomes research, also known as comparative effectiveness research, efforts in many areas, including health care interventions in real world settings, advanced use of the research findings by diverse populations, development of effective patient registries and training and career development for the next generation of researchers.

The awards are part of the investments made under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which included $1.1 billion to support patient-centered outcomes research.  Of that total, $300 million was designated to AHRQ and $400 million was designated to be allocated at the discretion of the HHS Secretary for a variety of patient-centered outcomes research and related activities.  An additional $400 million was directed to the National Institutes of Health.  

Patient-centered outcomes research is designed to inform health care decisions by providing evidence and information on the effectiveness, benefits and harms of different treatment options. The evidence is generated from research studies that compare drugs, medical devices, tests, surgeries or ways to deliver health care in real world settings.

"Patient-centered outcomes research will give patients the information they need to talk with their doctors about their options for medical treatment," said AHRQ Director Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D. "The findings of this research also will strengthen our health care system by ensuring that the care that is delivered is based on the best possible evidence and informed decisions."

The funded grants and contracts fall into several categories.  For the awards funded by the Office of the Secretary, they are:  Data Infrastructure; Dissemination, Translation and Implementation; Research; and Inventory and Evaluation.  The awards funded by the AHRQ allocation are categorized under: Horizon Scanning; Evidence Synthesis; Evidence Gap Identification; Translation and Dissemination; Evidence Generation; Training and Career Development; and the Community Forum.

These awards are one part of the overall HHS Recovery Act strategy, as described at http://www.hhs.gov/recovery/. To learn more about this research you may want to visit: http://www.hhs.gov/recovery/programs/cer/index.html.

For a complete list of awards by category, go to http://www.ahrq.gov/fund/recoveryawards/.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Gulf Coast Regional Center of Innovation and Commercialization and Houston Technology Center Announce Recipients of TETF Awards
2. GSMAs Global Mobile Awards To Recognise Mobile Innovation in the mHealth Sector
3. Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler to be Honored With Olympic Gold Medal Bobsled Champion Steve Holcomb Alongside Apple CEO Steve Jobs, James Cameron, Dan Rather, Quincy Jones and Others at 2010 Vision Awards in Beverly Hills
4. AMM Names 2010 Doctors Choice Awards Winners
5. UCB Awards More Than 100 Scholarships in 2010, Transforming the Lives of People with Severe Diseases
6. Cyberonics Reports Inducement Equity Awards Under NASDAQ Listing Rule 5635(c)(4)
7. ThanksUSA Awards Scholarships to Military Families With the Help of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores
8. Olympus Launches 2011 National Innovation Awards Program
9. Astellas Awards Scholarships to 12 Transplant Recipients and Donors Who Embody Hope, Courage and Achievement
10. Update: International HIV/AIDS Partnership Wins Two Awards for Supply Chain Excellence
11. University HealthSystem Consortium Awards Single-Source Agreement to Ascent for Medical Device Reprocessing Services
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... to their offering. ... World Market for Companion Diagnostics covers the world market for ... report includes the following: , World IVD ... (N. America, EU, ROW), 2015-2020 , World IVD Companion ...
(Date:6/24/2016)...  Arkis BioSciences, a leading innovator in the ... cerebrospinal fluid treatments, today announced it has secured ... led by Innova Memphis, followed by Angel Capital ... Arkis, new financing will accelerate the commercialization of ... of its in-licensed Endexo® technology. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 ... "Pharmaceutical Excipients Market by Type (Organic Chemical (Sugar, ... Formulation (Oral, Topical, Coating, Parenteral) - Global Forecast to ... The global pharmaceutical excipients market ... at a CAGR of 6.1% in the forecast period ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due to a possible lice infestation, as reported by ... lice: the parasite’s ability to live away from a human host, and to infest common ... the event that lice have simply gotten out of control. , As lice are a ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 2016 , ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of the Maryland ... iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , The Wellness ... & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was one of ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son James, eight, was out of control. Prone to ... , “When something upset him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” remembers Marcy. “If there ... my other children and say he was going to kill them. If we were ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin and MyPainAway Pain Relief Products, join ... wage raise to $12 an hour by 2020 and then adjusting it yearly to increase ... of the minimum wage, assure the wage floor does not erode again, and make future ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... actively feeding the Frederick area economy by obtaining investment capital for emerging technology ... past 2½ years that have already resulted in more than a million dollars ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):