Research Triangle Institute and UNC-CH, as the RTI-UNC EPC, have been awarded a fourth consecutive 5-year master task order by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). UNC-CH will be a subcontract to RTI for this Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) award. The goal of EPC work is to present the ‘state of the science’ on a given topic in a manner that can be directly applied to decisions made by users of health care information. These users include clinicians, patients, policy-makers, and payers, and may be individuals or their related organizations. Topics cover all health care clinical and therapeutic areas of focus, from preventative services to implementation of medical devices. EPCs conduct rigorous systematic reviews, synthesize results of systematic reviews and report the findings, advance the methodology of systematic review, collaborate with partners and perform other related EPC activities. Successful execution of each of these essential activities requires an effective and efficient team of multidisciplinary individuals with a high level of consistent functioning at both the individual and collective levels.
Principal Investigator: Daniel E. Jonas, MD, MPH
Funding: RTI via AHRQ
Total Project Period: 09/01/2012 – 08/31/2017