AHRQ Invites Centers of Excellence Applicants for PCOR Dissemination
AHRQ seeks to award cooperative agreements for development of up to three Centers of Excellence on Comparative Health System Performance as part of the agency’s patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) dissemination work. The “Comparative Health System Performance in Accelerating PCOR Dissemination (U19)” funding opportunity announcement requests applications for work to increase the use of PCOR findings by health care organizations and their clinicians. The work also would involve comparing the performance of these systems with each other and with the performance of more traditional delivery systems. The deadline for applications is October 17, 2014. The goal of the announcement is to provide a better understanding of health care delivery systems in order to better target PCOR dissemination so that systems can more quickly adopt high-performance practices and improve patient outcomes.