Eldercare Workforce Alliance Testifies at Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) National Patient and Stakeholder Dialogue
February 27, 2012
Washington, D.C. — The Eldercare Workforce Alliance commended the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) for their work and inclusion of “Improving Healthcare Systems” and “Communication and Dissemination Research” among top priorities in the proposed research agenda. During the February 27 public comment period held at the National Press Club, EWA policy advisor and analyst Gail MacInnes cautioned that “meeting the needs of the rapidly growing number of older adults now and in the decades to come will require effective communication and cooperation among healthcare providers and will necessitate that all team members work up to the full potential of their skills and scopes of practice.”
MacInnes urged PCORI to continue to incorporate attention to healthcare systems, workforce, and patient-centered communication in the national research agenda moving forward. She further offered the expertise of the 29 Eldercare Workforce Alliance member organizations as a resource as PCORI continues its work.