Innovative Pediatric Learning Network Moves Forward

A network of children's hospitals, data partners, and specialty networks is moving forward thanks to an award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to develop and expand its work as part of PCORnet: the National Patient-Centered National Clinical Research Network. PEDSnet, A National Pediatric Learning Health System, was one of 28 multi-institutional and patient-powered research networks approved for a total of $93.5 million from PCORI in December. It combines a clinical data research network – including eight of the largest children's hospital systems in the U.S. – with three condition-specific networks and two national data partners.