Innovation in patient reported outcomes
JWRG's mission is to standardize health metrics so that population surveys and studies of treatment outcomes can be compared and to make information more useful in improving the quality of health care.
- Identify a core profile of health domains
- Establish comparable data collection methods
- Cross-calibrate metrics so that results can be compared
- Provide guidelines that establish what is important
- Make tools available for scholarly research
Outcomes Leader Dr. Ware Elected Charter Fellow of Prestigious National Academy of Inventors
WORCESTER, MA, January 15, 2013 -- Dr. John E. Ware, Jr., Chief Science Officer and Founder of John Ware Research Group, Inc. (JWRG), a leading health outcomes company, is elected a Charter Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). The NAI recognizes inventors who hold U.S. patents. Nominated by the University of Massachusetts Medical School where Dr. Ware is also Professor and Chief of the Outcomes Measurement Sciences Division, Dr. Ware said, "it is an honor to be an NAI Charter Fellow and to be in the company of such distinguished innovators." Dr. Ware, holder of numerous awards, is a globally recognized inventor of the patient reported outcomes (PRO) field. PROs are used in clinical trials and healthcare, including medical practice and electronic health records. PROs measure treatment outcomes, now at the forefront of healthcare reform.
The newly elected NAI class of Fellows is comprised of inventors and innovators from 56 global research universities and non-profit research institutes who, collectively, hold over 3,200 U.S. patents. Included among the Fellows are eight Nobel Laureates, 14 presidents of research universities and non-profit research institutes. Dr. Ware is one of 53 members from the National Academies (National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine), 11 inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, two Fellows of the Royal Society, five recipients of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, four recipients of the National Medal of Science, and 31 AAAS Fellows.
Dr. Ware's first patent brought computer adaptive testing (CAT) to the PRO field for which he is a global thought leader. CAT made it practical to quantify the voice of the patient in clinical trials and in healthcare before and after treatments. This advance has been adopted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as the standard for more practical health measurement in the Patient Reported Outcomes Management Information System (PROMIS®) for which Dr. Ware is a collaborator.
Dr. Ware's second patent (pending) is for inventing a more comprehensive Quality of Life Information System (QOLIX®) which integrates disease-specific and generic PROs using an adaptive survey logic (ASLX®), a breakthrough in administering briefer surveys which produce more useful and interpretable data in real-time to clinicians, study sponsors, and patients.JWRG, Inc.
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John E. Ware, PhD and the JWRG Scientists present and teach at meetings and conferences around the world.
Measurement, Design, and Analysis Methods for Health Outcomes Research August 19th - 21st, 2013 | Boston, MA
Dr. Ware will be presenting at the Measurement, Design, and Analysis Methods for Health Outcomes Research program held August 19, 2013 to August 21, 2013 at the Harvard School of Public Health. More information can be found here.
The NIH Annual IPPCR Course December 3rd, 2012 | Bethesda, MD
Dr. Ware will be presenting his lecture "Quality of Life" for the "Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research" course offered by the National Institutes of Health on December 3rd. This will be Dr. Ware's 14th IPPCR lecture, and will focus on advances in integrating disease-specific and generic PROs while illustrating comprehensive generic and disease-specific patient reported outcomes (PRO) measurement. More information on attending the course directly, or remotely can be found here.
The ISPOR 15th Annual European Congress November 3-7, 2012 | Berlin, Germany
Poster presentation for the “Standardizing the Metric and Increasing the Efficiency of Physical Functioning Outcomes Measurement” abstract will be on display on Tuesday, November 6th at the ISPOR 15th Annual European Congress’ Poster Session IV. Dr. Guyer will be in attendance to answer any questions.
ISOQOL 19th Annual Conference October 24-27, 2012 | Budapest, Hungary
Dr. Ware will be presenting on “Evaluation of a More Comprehensive Survey Item Bank for Standardizing Disease-Specific Impact Comparisons across Chronic Conditions”, at the ISOQOL Annual Conference.
World Health Summit October 21-24, 2012 | Berlin, Germany
Dr. Ware will give a keynote speech as part of the special satellite sessions “Information Technology for Health” on Wednesday, October 24, 2012.