The mission of the BWH Brigham Research Institute Patient-centered Comparative Effectiveness Research Center is to: 1) Improve the health of patients through population management, comparative effectiveness and system redesign; 2) Bring the BWH CER/PCOR research community together under one umbrella to foster collaboration and innovation; and 3) Enable CER/PCOR researchers to be more successful at obtaining funding and conducting research.
In support of this mission, the Center has already set in motion several important activities and resources to foster innovative comparative effectiveness research (CER) and patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR), including the creation of several working groups—data, dissemination, and patient-stakeholder engagement—to discuss how to best serve the BWH community in these areas. Initial working group meetings have led to the creation of resource documents, discussions on how PCERC can leverage the methodological and analytical data expertise at BWH, and models for facilitating patient and stakeholder engagement at BWH. If you are interested in joining any of these working groups, please contact us.
Below are some of our current initiatives as well as some ideas on how we can serve researchers in the future. All of these efforts are targeted at making sure that BWH investigators are maximally equipped to obtain research funding.