Patient-Centered Research
Patient-Centered Research

Patient-centered research focuses on patients’ beliefs, preferences, and needs, in contrast to physician-centered care. HealthCore directly engages patients in research to better understand, assess, and address their complex and unique healthcare needs.

Our researchers embrace all facets of patient-centered research with deep knowledge of social sciences, nursing and medicine, and public health and health policy, among other topics and areas of study. They also possess methodological expertise to master study design, conduct, and analysis of results. Such proficiency combined with the ability to identify and link people and outcomes within a large data ecosystem means we can help you care for and gain insight from those at the heart of the healthcare system.

Patient-Centered Research: Industries We Serve OUR RESEARCH POSITION

Patient-centered research requires going beyond numbers in pursuit of rich, in-depth insights. We recognize that gathering this level of information is not a one-size-fits-all activity. It often takes multiple methodologies to get to the correct or complete answer.

Our teams of researchers have a deep knowledge of what questions to ask, how to ask them, and how to make sense of all that we learn from patients. We utilize a unique mix of expertise, access to claims data, and relationships in the design and conduct of patient-centered research – across all therapeutic areas – for the purpose of improving patient health and outcomes.

Because of our multidisciplinary expertise, we can build the team you need to answer complex questions.
We bring together the right specialized expertise for your project.
Unparalleled Data
Our experienced researchers can do more with large, complex, and linked data assets.
Patient-Centered Research CAPABILITIES
Informing meaningful research solutions with rich, in-depth insights. Our extensive experience with qualitative methodologies allows individuals to explain their experiences and perceptions in their own words, generating first-hand insight. Our expertise includes designing and conducting interviews, focus groups, cognitive debriefing, and patient/diary journal. The hands-on approach HealthCore applies towards meeting study objectives may include ethnographic field work, PROM development and validation, and resource and product evaluation and development.
Collecting and analyzing numeric data for statistical analysis. We utilize direct-to-patient methodologies including survey-based research, hypothesis testing, and panel studies paired with the latest technologies including embedded video content, smart-phone apps, wearables, and other data and device-related integrations.
Conducting hybrid studies and combining patient-centered with non-patient centered research designs. Through these designs, we often increase efficiency – from first patient in to milestone results, decrease burden on providers and/or patients, or reduce overall cost of data collection. We use our expertise to combine any number of methodologies to generate more comprehensive and multidimensional insights and answers to complex research questions.
Conducting longitudinal surveys measuring consumer opinions, feelings, or thoughts over time. We choose target audiences in panel surveys for study and gather data points repeatedly at different points during the study.
Leveraging the HealthCore data ecosystem and longstanding collaborations to identify cohorts of interest and enrolling them in research projects with or without the interaction of a site. Utilizing the robust data found in the HealthCore database, we can target patients based on characteristics such as medication use, procedure history, and other factors, and directly recruit into multiple research design studies using in-house contact information via mail, phone, and e-mail.
Using our expertise and clinical collaborations in adherence with the FDA Guidelines for development and validation of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROM). We complete rigorous PROM development – from conceptual framework to item generation, item reduction, scale formation, and clinical validation using traditional psychometric methods.
Delivering actionable evidence to better guide current disease management and assist in the development of new therapeutic or biomedical technologies. We provide access to a level of patient and clinician-reported information not found in other large-scale sources of health data including medical and pharmacy claims, paper-based and electronic medical records, and disease registries.

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Patient-Centered Research
HealthCore Impact Study: Innovative Approaches to Gathering the Patient Perspective

HealthCore’s Patient-Centered Research (PCR) team goes beyond numbers to inform meaningful research solutions with rich, in-depth insights. HealthCore utilizes a unique mix of expertise, access to claims data, and relationships in the design and conduct of patient-centered research for the purpose of improving patient health and outcomes.

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