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This group will house documentation and resources associated with the PCORnet Learning Health System (LHS) Communities project.

As PCORnet seeks to explore models to create vibrant and effective people-centered communities, PCORI has provided support to conduct a pilot test of the Learning Network model to determine how to develop and adapt it within PCORnet.

FAQ: Recruiting Sites for RFA

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    Jess Siebert


    What networks are envisioned for the RFA? How big should we start? Should we find one site that cares for a number of patients anxious to get going on the work, as well as others who want to start to participate, and grow a network in this 2 year endeavor? If we apply and are funded, what are the first network care delivery sites supposed to look like?


    We realize this is a lot and it’s a big shift. We are not suggesting that you take it all on at once. The first year is designed to help you through the design and development process because it takes time to build up relationships, develop trust and come to agreement on what we are trying to accomplish. When we start networks, we know there is a lot of variation, and patients know this when they are seen at different locations; clinicians don’t appreciate the variation sometimes. With this work, we want to take advantage of variation. The problem with starting with one site is we are about creating change, one site may say it’s impossible to make this happen. We like to start with around 15 sites because it causes variation, and start a network with anywhere from 10-40 sites typically. 10-15 sites tends to have enough variation that you will have early leaders and adopters, leading to more engaged patients and clinicians. These characteristics drive the formation of the community. The first task would be to do some of the early recruiting of organizations that might come together to do this. Early recruiting may only be 3-4 very eager clinical leaders, patient leaders, researchers, etc. that are attracted by the idea and want to come to a common view. If you can get that done this fall, it would be good to help bring in participants and designing the program during year one.

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