Contract: $701,036 - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality - Jun. 5, 2009
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Award Description: The purpose of this contract is to provide guidance to Congress and the Secretary of Health and Human Services on national priorities for comparative effectiveness research, in particular to inform the Secretary?s allocation by September 2010 of $400,000,000 for such research. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) will establish an ad hoc expert committee to develop criteria for setting priorities among research topics and develop additional criteria to determine the composition of a portfolio of such research. Further, the IOM Committee will propose a set of no fewer than 50 specific research topics reflecting the highest current priorities for comparative effectiveness research and informed by stakeholder input. Finally, the Committee will recommend ways to improve the current data infrastructure to facilitate and improve the quality of future comparative effectiveness research. These infrastructure recommendations should consider opportunities in the development and use of clinical registries, clinical data networks, and other forms of electronic health data.
Project Description: 1) Provided periodic project updates to the project Task Order Officer and other AHRQ staff. (2) Held two in-person meetings and numerous conference calls for committee development of study methods, deliberations on research findings, voting on priorities, and drafting of the final report. (3) Held a one-day public forum for stakeholder input on research priorities; 54 organizations participated. Materials were posted on the IOM website. (4) Submitted a draft report for external peer review. The final report was approved on June 26, 2009. (5) Several committee members presented the report to AHRQ staff, the Federal Coordinating Council, the HHS Secretary?s staff, and representatives of other federal agencies. Copies of the report and a shorter report brief were provided. (6) Several committee members and IOM staff provided in-person briefings to majority and minority staff of the Senate HELP, Finance, and Senate Appropriations Committees; the House Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means committees; senior NIH staff including the Acting NIH Director, the acting Deputy Director, and the NCI Director and his Executive Committee. Copies of the report and a shorter report brief were provided. (7) The report was made available to the public through print and electronic means.
Jobs Summary: Cumulative summary through the first three calendar quarters of 2009 ? Contract period of performance began on February 18, 2009. Description of Jobs Retained: Senior Board Director (0.17 FTE): Responsible for the development, implementation, and ongoing management and evaluation of board/program activities of significant scope, size, and/or complexity. Develops the overall budget, including staffing requirements and ensures that each study or activity meets its stated objectives and supports the mission of the organization. Maintains internal and external relations. Oversees the assembling of committees and provides guidance to those committees in the conduct of their work and/or consensus building process. Responds to requests for studies, negotiating scope of work and budget, and independently develops high-impact programs/projects and negotiates funding with sponsors. Significantly impacts the advancement of science or policy through the successful conduct of multiple and complex National Academies? programs and activities. Senior Program Officer (0.77 FTE): Responsible for managing multiple and/or highly complex programs/projects. Develops program/project strategy and budget, staffing requirements and ensures the program/project meets its stated objectives. Serves as liaison between committee/panel members and the National Academies. Independently supervises staff and provides training. Develops prospectuses and projects that have a high impact. Program Officer (0.42 FTE): Responsible for developing and managing one or more of the organization?s programs/projects with minimal oversight by Board Director/Senior Program Officer. Develops program/project strategy and budget, supervises staff, and ensures program/project meets objectives. Assembles committees/panels and serves as staff liaison between committee/panel members and the National Academies. Develops prospectuses and raises funds for new projects. Senior Program Associate (0.32 FTE): Coordinates one or more of the organization?s programs or projects. Coordinates program/project activities, handling inquiries, organizing meetings, and developing materials. Conducts research and prepares research papers and/or summaries. Tracks relevant issues and compiles reports. Supervises or assists with the supervision of support staff. Ensures the program/project meets its stated objectives. Research Associate (0.88 FTE): Develops pertinent background research which contributes to a greater understanding of conditions, issues and trends impacting on a wide range of programs/projects, subjects and topics. Prepares preliminary outlines of projects to determine appropriate methodology, which may involve developing an historical perspective; identifying prevailing social and economic conditions, outlining legislative considerations; regulatory impact; international involvement in issues; and future trends and implications. Senior Program Assistant (0.53 FTE): Performs clerical and administrative duties for assigned program(s)/project(s) under minimal supervision. Coordinates logistical and administrative aspects of meetings. Writes, edits, and formats routine correspondence. Interfaces with committee members and performs duties involving committee activities. (Total jobs reported: 3)
Project Status: More than 50% Completed
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