PCORI Challenge Awards $125K To These 8 Digital Tools That Connect Patients & Researchers

Deanna Pogorelc | MedCity News | June 4, 2013

A crowdfunding platform for research topics. A searchable database of patients looking to participate in research. These are two of the ideas that garnered prize money from The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute as part of its patient-researcher “matching” challenge.

PCORI awarded $125,000 to companies, advocacy groups and institutions with ideas for digital tools that would connect researchers and patients interested in patient-centered outcomes research. It’s part of PCORI’s bigger effort to advance patient-centered comparative effectiveness research by finding innovative ways to connect patients and researchers.