The Visual Model was created with the support of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
Benefit-risk assessments of medical products, the weighing of benefits against the risks for harm from using the product for treatment, are the foundation for making decisions about the product all through its life cycle. For a medical product to truly meet the needs of the patient for whom it is intended, its benefits and risks, and uncertainties about those, must be balanced in the context of the patient’s perspective, making patient input central to benefit-risk decision-making. The September 2015 DIA conference “Patient Engagement in Benefit-Risk Assessment Throughout the Life Cycle of Medical Products” was targeted to patient, industry, academic, and regulatory stakeholders, and addressed the important challenge of how and when to best engage patient partners in benefit-risk assessments. Through a PCORI Engagement Award, a graphic facilitator worked with conference participants to create a visual model depicting both the current and future states of patient engagement in benefit-risk assessments and decision-making.
This webinar will share and invite feedback on the first iteration of the visual model. A panel of stakeholders will present the key features of the model, including:
Points in the medical product life cycle when benefits, risks, and uncertainties are assessed and why
The importance and impact of including patient experience and perspectives in the assessment and decision-making processes
Places in the cycle where patients engagement is currently working well, and where improvements or new approaches are needed to incorporate the voice of the patient in decision-making
The evolving future state in which the patient is the driver of a multiple stakeholder collaboration throughout the whole product life cycle