FasterCures Launches Science of Patient Input Program

June 29, 2015

Over the past century, there have been many instances where a focus on the patient showed what is possible. Several amazing patient-driven efforts have pushed boundaries that allowed the medical research and healthcare systems to pave new ground, from the formation of the March of Dimes in the 1930s to the HIV/AIDS movement in the 1980s to the 21st Century Cures initiative today. Along with increased recognition of the value of patient input has come increased demand for research-based methods to capture and incorporate that input more systematically across the whole system – from the time a new therapy is discovered in the lab to the time it is discovered to the point of introduction.

FasterCures is excited to mark the launch of our new “Science of Patient Input” program – bridging our Value & Coverage, Patient-Centered Benefit-Risk Assessment, and TRAIN (The Research Acceleration and Innovation Network) efforts. The program concentrates our work to expand opportunities for patient perspectives to shape decision-making across the discovery-development-delivery cycle. Between our latest article in Science Translational Medicine, new video on the history of patient engagement, and recent Value & Coverage workshop, we’ve kicked things off with a bang.

I look forward to engaging many of you in these efforts in the coming months, and hope you’ll share this content with your networks as a reminder of our collective progress.