Stakeholder Engagement

Diverse Perspectives. Informed Decisions

Stakeholder engagement is critical to successful clinical research. By engaging patients, clinicians, payers, and policymakers in the research process, we can dramatically increase the utility and relevance of research findings — and, ultimately, provide the knowledge needed to improve health care.  

For over 10 years, CMTP has worked with stakeholders to address complex issues and ensure that research leads to meaningful change.  Using our network of contacts, we build effective project teams that lead to practical insights, and outcomes grounded in diverse perspectives. We have successfully partnered on projects funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, (AHRQ), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). View our current initiatives for ongoing public and private initiatives.

We help prioritize the core issues, find the right participants, establish the protocol, facilitate the meetings, and interpret the findings.  There are many ways to engage with CMTP, whether you are identifying your research priorities, designing the study, or ready to communicate findings. 

Including the perspectives of all key stakeholders has powerful benefits, enhancing both the  short- and long-term relevance of clinical research efforts. Meaningful stakeholder engagement can:

  • Generate Better Evidence: Research—and its findings—are more immediately useful, as they are effectively grounded in the real world of clinical care delivery and the lived experience of patients and clinicians.
  • Drive the Right Research Priorities: Including a range of perspectives can ensure that studies look at the outcomes that influence health professional practice and guideline committees.
  • Yield Better Health Outcomes: Stakeholder-informed research can ultimately improve the entire health care eco-system, producing better quality and cost outcomes and building public trust in the larger research enterprise.