Laser Spine Institute to participate in Planetree's patient-centered outcomes research project: 5 things to know


Planetree selected Tampa, Fla.-based Laser Spine Institute to participate in its patient-centered outcomes research project, as a part of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute's $249,000 Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award. PCORI granted the award to Planetree.

Here are five things to know:


1. Laser Spine Institute is the sole ambulatory surgery center Planetree chose as a project partner.


2. In 2015, Laser Spine Institute's facility in Philadelphia earned gold-level Planetree Designation for Excellence in Patient-Centered Care, marking the first ASC in the world to earn a Planetree designation.


3. PCORI approved a Planetree team to conduct research studying how groups receive and utilize their patient-centered outcomes research. Planetree is also using the award funds to co-develop a tool that will support outcomes' awareness and future use.


4. Some of the award's funds will go toward focus groups with Laser Spine Institute's 46-person Patient-Family Advisory Council. The council will participate in virtual feedback sessions.


5. Laser Spine Institute operates regional surgery centers in Scottsdale, Ariz.; Tampa; Philadelphia; Oklahoma City; Cleveland, Ohio; St. Louis and Cincinnati.



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