Powers Principal Peter Thomas spoke on Thursday at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Annual Meeting.

This year’s meeting, called “Making a Difference: Using Patient Centered Research Results in the Real World,’ focused on how patients, researchers, clinicians, payers, and others across the healthcare community are working to make health research more useful and relevant.

Peter’s session, “Patient Perspective: Learnings and Strategies for Partnership in Research,” featured experienced patient partners who have participated in a range of research studies and engagement efforts. In his presentation, Peter focused on the patient perspective in partnering with researchers, and described his work as a co-principal investigator on a PCORI contract along with Dr. Doug Zatzick from the University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center.  The research focuses on exploring a more patient-centric trauma center experience, including intensive peer support for those who experience significant distress from a traumatic injury.

For more information on PCORI and their annual meeting, click here.

Peter has been a legislative and regulatory advocate for more than 25 years. His practice focuses on healthcare from a rehabilitation and disability perspective, Medicare coverage and reimbursement policy, Medicare audits and appeals, medical rehabilitation services, devices and research, appropriations, and vocational and community services and supports.

He represents health care and post-acute care providers, orthotic and prosthetic providers, rehabilitation hospitals, physiatrists, recreational therapists, and brain injury providers and consumers with injuries, illnesses, disabilities and chronic conditions.

For more information, contact Peter Thomas at 202-872-6730 or Peter.Thomas@PowersLaw.com.

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