Evidera is pleased to announce that Colleen A. McHorney, PhD, Senior Research Leader, Patient-Centered Research at Evidera, was among the five winning entries of the National Quality Forum (NQF) 2017 Measure Incubator Innovation Challenge.

NQF recently announced five winning entries for their 2017 contest for innovative and agile approaches for performance measurement that incorporate one or more Principles for Making Health Care Measurement Patient-Centered. The 2017 Innovation Challenge was part of NQF’s Measure Incubator — an initiative that nurtures the development of needed measures by connecting organizations interested in specific measure concepts with measure development experts, financial and technical resources, and data. There were 32 entries in total.

Dr. McHorney received this award for her contribution to ongoing work, in collaboration with a biopharmaceutical company, that focused on the role of patients and caregivers in conceptualizing oncology quality-of-care measures that address patient and caregiver concerns, values, and preferences for oncology care across the entire treatment pathway. Dr. McHorney will present on this topic on January 23, 2018, during NQF’s Learning Collaborative Patient-Centered Measurement Webinar Series.

“It is an honor to be recognized with an NQF Innovation Challenge award,” stated Dr. McHorney. “Patient and caregiver involvement is extremely important in the conceptualization and development of new patient-centered quality-of-care measures. It is critical to not only measure patient outcomes but also patient priorities, values, and preferences for processes and outcomes of their oncology care. With the increasing focus on patient-centered research and the immense growth in novel cancer therapies, our work in this area is even more critical. Having an organization like NQF foster and recognize this type of patient-centered research is very fulfilling.”

Evidera recently expanded its patient-centered research services to provide clients with new and innovative approaches to more effectively gather and incorporate patient perspectives into drug development programs. This award is a testament to our dedication to ensuring the patient’s voice is heard throughout the drug development life cycle.

Complete details on NQF’s 2017 Innovation Challenge, including all the award winners and their entry topics, can be found on their website here.