How Employers Use Evidence to Make Employee Health Investment Decisions

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The CWHP report "The Employer's Role in Using Research-Based Healthcare Evidence" presents findings and recommendations from a series of interviews with employers and their programmatic solutions partners.  

This series was partially funded through a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award (#2970-CWHP). The views presented in this series are solely the responsibility of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the views of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), its Board of Governors or Methodology Committee.

If you would like to comment on pre-publication versions of content developed for this series -- Patient‐Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Dissemination at Work: How Employers Use Evidence to Make Employee Health Investment Decisions -- please contact Dr. Kimberly Jinnett at

Documents include an employer interview summary report and frameworks tracking clinical indicators to work outcomes for five groups (diabetes, depression, cancer, pain and multimorbidity). Look for webinars and other engagement opportunities to follow.

PCORI in Practice Webinar: Employers' Use of Patient-Centered Research - Webinar Recording - December 6, 2017

PCORI was pleased to join the Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI) and Center for Workforce Health and Performance (CWHP) to discuss employers' use of patient-centered research. During this webinar, leaders from three major employers discussed their perspective on how employers consider patient-centered research in the design and purchase of employee health benefits. (Read more)