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CER Tweets of the Week: Study on NPC Annual CER Survey, CMS Reanalyzes ACOs (February 1 – February 5, 2016)

Last week, comparative effectiveness research (CER) stakeholders tweeted about a new Journal of Comparative... more
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New Study Puts Previous 5 Years of NPC Annual CER Survey Into Perspective

For the last five years, we’ve had our fingers on the pulse of what health care stakeholders are thinking about... more
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CER Tweets of the Week: UCSF’s CER Symposium, Using Big Data and EBM (January 25 – January 29, 2016)

Last week, comparative effectiveness research (CER) stakeholders tweeted about the National Pharmaceutical... more
Press Release

New Study Sheds Light on Spending Patterns for High Resource Patients

(Washington, D.C., January 29, 2016) – A small segment of the population—often the sickest patients—drive the... more
Newsletter Subpage

Developing and Using Value Frameworks

With the increase in the use of innovative specialty biopharmaceuticals and targeted therapies to treat broader... more
Newsletter Subpage

What’s the Fuss About Evidence From Clinical Experience? Here’s Why It Matters

At a health care forum in Washington, DC, earlier this month, panelists raised concerns about the ability of the... more
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PCORI Hosts Annual Meeting & Promotes Survey

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) hosted its first annual meeting, “Progress in Building... more
Newsletter Subpage

ACOs Still Facing Start-Up Struggles

Accountable care organizations (ACOs) were established as a way to reduce health care costs while improving the... more
Press Release

New Study Sheds Light on Spending Patterns for High Resource Patients

(Washington, D.C., January 29, 2016) – A small segment of the population—often the sickest patients—drive the... more
Press Release

New Study Examines Benefits and Current Limitations of Care Pathways

Researchers find need for establishing best practices, creating consistent methods of data collection and... more
Press Release

What Does “Good” Look Like? New Study Explores Standards and Guidelines for Observational Studies

(Washington, DC, December 7, 2015)—Many organizations provide guidance on how to evaluate the quality of... more
Commentary and Testimony Page

NPC Comments on AMCP Format for Formulary Submission Version 4.0

Attn:  Dr. Susan Oh, PharmD, Assistant Director of Pharmacy Affairs, Academy of Managed Care PharmacyThe... more
Commentary and Testimony Page

The Importance of Evidence, Value, Access and Innovation in 2016

Last year, in our 2015 Health Care Outlook published in Chain Drug Review, I highlighted the recent announcement... more
Commentary and Testimony Page

NPC Comments on ICER Value Assessment Framework

October 13, 2015Steven D. Pearson, MD, MSc, FRCP ** President Institute for Clinical and Economic Review One... more
Commentary and Testimony Page

NPC Comments on ASCO Framework

August 21, 2015 Richard L. Schilsky, MD, FASCOChief Medical OfficerAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology2318... more
YouTube Videos

Webinar: Risk-Sharing Agreements in the U.S.: Trends, Barriers & Prospects

Kimberly Westrich, MA, vice president, health services research, National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC),... more
YouTube Videos

When Is Evidence Fit for Purpose? Closing Gaps Between Researchers, Payers

Despite multi-million dollar public and private investments to tap into big data and improve the evidence... more
YouTube Videos

Anthem's Malin: Having Patient-Level Data Can Improve Clinical Care Pathways

The success of a clinical care pathway is related to the breadth and quality of the information that is... more
YouTube Videos

Anthem's Dr. Malin on Care Pathways: Their Implementation and Evaluation

Dr. Jennifer Malin, medical director, oncology and care management, Anthem, Inc., explains that her organization... more
Blog Post

CER Tweets of the Week: Study on NPC Annual CER Survey, CMS Reanalyzes ACOs (February 1 – February 5, 2016)

Last week, comparative effectiveness research (CER) stakeholders tweeted about a new Journal of Comparative... more
Blog Post

CER Tweets of the Week: UCSF’s CER Symposium, Using Big Data and EBM (January 25 – January 29, 2016)

Last week, comparative effectiveness research (CER) stakeholders tweeted about the National Pharmaceutical... more
Blog Post

New Study Puts Previous 5 Years of NPC Annual CER Survey Into Perspective

For the last five years, we’ve had our fingers on the pulse of what health care stakeholders are thinking about... more
Blog Post

CER Tweets of the Week: UNC Health Care Receives PCORI Grant, Upcoming PCORI Webinar (January 18 – January 22, 2016)

Last week, comparative effectiveness research (CER) stakeholders tweeted about @UNC_Health_Care receiving a... more

PUBLICATION

Standards and Guidelines for Observational Studies

Research finds that standards and guidelines on how to evaluate the quality of observational studies often lack agreement. Authors make four recommendations to create consensus-based approach.

EVENT

Webinar: 2016 CER & the Environment for Health Care Decision-Making

Is CER having an impact on health care decision-making? Which organizations are viewed as leaders in setting research priorities and funding CER? Find out how health care stakeholders answered these questions.

March 14, 2016
2:00 - 3:00 pm ET

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NEWS

New Study Examines Benefits and Current Limitations of Care Pathways

Researchers find need for establishing best practices, creating consistent methods of data collection and analysis, and improving transparency with patients.