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Disease Management for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

This bibliography of disease management and educational interventions focuses on a relatively new disease target for such programs, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In 2000, an estimated 10 million Americans were diagnosed with COPD and another 14 million were undiagnosed. The high mortality and cost associated with COPD, as well as a lack of awareness regarding the disease, are incentives to apply disease management strategies. Further education of health care providers and the public could improve the detection and treatment of COPD.

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#TBT: Alzheimer’s & Access to Health Information

As part of our “Throwback Thursday” blog series, we’re taking a look at a research topic that’s currently in the news and tagging it with...
Blog Post

One Year Later: The FDA Safety and Innovation Act

We're pleased to share with you a guest post from Cynthia Bens, vice president, public policy, Alliance for Aging Research. It’s been a little over a...
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CER Tweets of the Week (June 17-21, 2013)

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) built buzz on Twitter by launching the PCORI Engagement Awards program, which will grant...
Press Release

Daiichi Sankyo CEO John Gargiulo Elected as National Pharmaceutical Council’s Chairman of the Board

WASHINGTON, DC (November 2, 2012)–The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) today announced that John Gargiulo, President & CEO, Daiichi Sankyo,...
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Daiichi Sankyo CEO John Gargiulo Elected as National Pharmaceutical Council’s Chairman of the Board

WASHINGTON, DC (November 2, 2012)–The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) today announced that John Gargiulo, President & CEO, Daiichi Sankyo,...
Press Release

New Survey Shows Employers Eyeing CER, PCORI for Health Information

Washington, DC, June 22, 2011--Employers are aware of comparative effectiveness research (CER) and its potential to answer critical questions about...
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Study Sheds New Light on the Impact of Medication Adherence, Multiple Chronic Diseases and Health Risks in the Workplace

(Chicago -- June 16, 2011) A new study suggests that while medication adherence is a critical element in reducing the impact of illness, employers...
Press Release

New Report Urges Employers, Researchers and Policy Makers to Rethink How They Measure Health Care Results

San Francisco, CA & Washington, DC (February 28, 2011) -- Understanding the full value of improved health, including improvements in workforce...
Commentary and Testimony Page

Framework Helps ACOs Leverage Pharmaceuticals to Realize Quality, Cost Goals

Medications are more than an item on the balance sheet for health care providers. Pharmaceuticals offer a route to manage costs while achieving...
Commentary and Testimony Page

More Employers Are Taking Steps to Improve Medication Compliance

More employers are taking steps to improve their employees’ health by making sure they take their medicines as prescribed, a move that could stave...
Commentary and Testimony Page

NPC Submits Testimony on Draft CER Definition, Criteria and Framework

On behalf of the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC), thank you for the opportunity to comment on the draft comparative effectiveness research (CER...
Commentary and Testimony Page

It’s Critical to Get Comparative Effectiveness Research Right

Tucked inside the economic stimulus bill signed into law by President Obama is $1.1 billion to fund comparative effectiveness research (CER)...
YouTube Videos

PCORI Outlines Efforts to Engage Patients

Dr. Rachael Fleurence, Scientist,Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, outlines the many ways heragency is engaging patients and other...
YouTube Videos

UPenn's Dr. Caplan on Communicating CER to Patients

Univ. of Pennsylvania Director of the Center for Bioethics Dr. Art Caplan outlines an ethical framework for communicating comparative effectiveness...
YouTube Videos

Prioritizing CER: Assessing Public Health & Being Open With the Public

NPC Chief Science Officer Dr. Robert Dubois discusses an optimal decision-making process that could be utilized by research organizations in setting...
YouTube Videos

Challenges for Patients Seeking Health Information

Dr. Stephen Hume, Alzheimer's patient representative, and his care partner, Candace Darcy, discuss the need for patients to have as much information...
Blog Post

#TBT: Alzheimer’s & Access to Health Information

As part of our “Throwback Thursday” blog series, we’re taking a look at a research topic that’s currently in the news and tagging it with...
Blog Post

One Year Later: The FDA Safety and Innovation Act

We're pleased to share with you a guest post from Cynthia Bens, vice president, public policy, Alliance for Aging Research. It’s been a little over a...
Blog Post

CER Tweets of the Week (June 17-21, 2013)

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) built buzz on Twitter by launching the PCORI Engagement Awards program, which will grant...
Blog Post

The Role of Pharmaceuticals in the ACO Environment

Mark your calendars for October 16 from 2 pm-3pm ET and plan to participate in a special webinar about the role of pharmaceuticals in the accountable...

Research

The Myth of Average: Why Individual Patient Differences Matter

Within today’s health care environment, so much of t

Setting Priorities for Comparative Effectiveness Research: From Assessing Public Health Benefits to Being Open With the Public

NPC outlined several key considerations for prioritizing comparative effectiveness research,...

The Impact of Comparative Effectiveness Research on Health and Health Care Spending

This research illustrates some of the issues that must be addressed in applying the results of...

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