From the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute:
“The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) will hold a National Patient and Stakeholder Dialogue on February 27, 2012. We will present PCORI’s Draft National Priorities and Research Agenda and welcome three-and-a-half hours of public comment by individuals attending in person and by phone. In addition, there will be two moderated discussion panels on the priorities and agenda featuring patient advocates, caregivers, clinicians and other stakeholders.
The event is part of PCORI’s effort to receive broad public input before the comments are considered in a process to revise and adopt the priorities and agenda. A draft event schedule is provided below and a detailed schedule will be distributed soon. We hope you will register today to join us in person, watch via webcast or listen by telephone. You can register to attend and provide public comment here.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at [email protected].
What: PCORI National Patient and Stakeholder Dialogue
When: Monday, February 27, 2012
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST
Where: The National Press Club
529 14th St., NW
Webcast and Teleconference details will be circulated and posted on our website prior to the event
Draft Event Schedule
9:30-9:45 Welcome and Introduction by PCORI Executive Director Joe Selby
9:45-9:55 Overview of PCORI’s input process on the national priorities and
9:55-10:15 Overview of PCORI’s national priorities and research agenda
10:15-11:15 Patient and Caregiver Discussion Panel
11:30-12:30 Clinician and Stakeholder Discussion Panel
12:30-1:00 Lunch (provided)
1:00-4:30 Public comment (in person and by phone)
4:30-4:55 Observations from PCORI Board Members
4:55-5:00 Closing Comments by PCORI Executive Director Joe Selby
Cut Bureaucrats, Not Health Care
Kaiser Permanente dominates PCORI. Kaiser’s Research Director, Joe Selby MD is its Executive Director. Sharon Levine MD is on its Board of Governors. CEO George Halvorson had unfettered special access to the White House in stealth sessions during the health reform process with Ezekiel Emanuel MD, Obama’s Dr. Death.
Kaiser Permanente invented the drive-by delivery and harmed thousands of patients by forcing them into the HMO’s in-house kidney transplant program. Kaiser appointment clerks were paid bonuses not to give patients appointments. Kaiser’s Emergency Room had a policy to keep patients waiting until they left without care.
Drs. Selby and Levine and Mr. Halvorson demonstrate an inhumane pattern and practice to intentionally harm patients to make money to enrich the HMO and themselves. Mr. Halvorson’s unfeeling reply at the Commonwealth Club: “We screwed up.” Kaiser Permanente’s love for patients means never having to say the HMO is sorry.
PCORI’s $3 billion government-subsidized budget means that Kaiser can screw up the lives of all plain folks Americans.