Nancy Yedlin

Nancy Yedlin

Donaghue Staff on PCORI Advisory Panel

Nancy Yedlin, Donaghue Foundation Vice President, has been appointed by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) as a member of its Advisory Panel on Improving Healthcare Systems.

Yedlin will join other members of the panel in applying her experience and expertise to helping PCORI refine and prioritize research funding priorities and ensure that the research PCORI supports centers on the outcomes that matter to patients and other healthcare decision makers.  PCORI is an independent, non-profit organization authorized by Congress to fund research that will provide patients, their caregivers, and clinicians with the evidence-based information needed to make better-informed healthcare decisions.

Yedlin was selected on the basis of her experience, expertise, and ability to contribute to the panel’s tasks and responsibilities. Among other things, this includes her leadership on the Connecticut Choosing Wisely Collaborative, as well as her work with Donaghue’s grant programs. Panel members represent a broad range of healthcare stakeholder groups and perspectives, including patients, family caregivers, clinicians, drug and device makers, researchers, and research funders, among others.

“I’ve always been interested in PCORI’s work, so I’m delighted to be a member of one of its advisory panels,” said Yedlin. “I look forward to contributing what I’ve learned by leading the Connecticut Choosing Wisely Collaborative, my years at Donaghue, and my own experience navigating the healthcare system on behalf of family members who faced serious illnesses.”

More information about the Advisory Panel on Improving Healthcare Systems, including its scope of work and a list of all members, is available on the PCORI website: http://www.pcori.org/content/advisory-panel-improving-healthcare-systems

The Foundation has had other opportunities to work with PCORI over the past few years. Lynne Garner, Donaghue President, has served as a reviewer for PCORI’s grant program and Sue Sheridan, PCORI Director of Patient Engagement, was the keynote speaker for the Foundation’s Fifth Annual Andrews Lecture Series on The Voice of the Patient.