The Stakeholder Engagement Core provides a forum for a wide range of stakeholders to bring diverse perspectives and expertise to the work of identifying, defining, and overcoming barriers to the transformation to a learning healthcare system. Its primary focus is to understand differences of opinion and to channel that information back to the Collaboratory to promote its long-term success.
The Core, led by Sean Tunis at the Center for Medical Technology Policy (CMTP), has established an external stakeholder advisory group (SAG) with representation from different types of stakeholders. SAG members convene in person annually and participate in regular teleconferences to provide consultation and feedback to the Collaboratory. The objectives of these discussions include the following:
Clarify why transformation to a learning healthcare system is important for organizations, their employees, and the patients they serve
Provide feedback on study design and implementation issues nominated by the Cores and Demonstration Project teams for input
Suggest approaches for widely disseminating best practices and guidelines for conducting research studies in partnership with healthcare systems to a broad audience of healthcare systems and related stakeholders, including those not involved with the Collaboratory
Lynn DeBar, PhD, MPH, and Carmit McMullen, PhD, from the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research discuss embedding complex pragmatic trials in delivery systems.