E.V.I.dently December 2018

Message from NPC

Personalized Medicine in a World of Value Assessment Frameworks

In a commentary published in the Journal of Clinical Pathways, NPC Chief Science Officer and Executive Vice President Robert W. Dubois, MD, PhD, explores how to improve value assessment frameworks’ approach to personalized medicine. Read the column in the Journal of Clinical Pathways to learn how value is much broader than cost, and how value assessment frameworks can only realize their full potential if they are thoughtfully combined with personalized medicine.

NPC Now: A Look at Our Latest Work

New Health Spending Numbers: It’s Time to Break The Cycle

New health spending numbers show that although there is a record degree of partnership among health care stakeholders, and a shared sense of responsibility for returning the U.S. system to sustainability, health spending continues to rise at an unsustainable level. But as a blog post from Going Below the Surface highlights, we will need to move from discussion to action to solve the problem, addressing some difficult questions in the process.

Research and Info You Need to Know

FDA’s Real-World Data and Evidence Framework Is a Good Step Forward

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released a framework for evaluating the potential use of real-world evidence to help support the approval of a new indication for a pre-approved medicine and satisfy post-approval study requirements. The FDA’s actions were required by the 21st Century Cures Act. Visit NPC’s blog to learn about three key takeaways from the FDA’s framework.

ICYMI: Articles of Note

Events and Education

NPC @ AcademyHealth 2019 National Health Policy Conference

At AcademyHealth’s 2019 National Health Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 4-5, 2019, sponsored by NPC, health care stakeholders will discuss the most critical issues and immediate policy priorities in U.S. health care, including a panel moderated by Dr. Dubois addressing value assessment frameworks and cost effectiveness. Learn more and register now.

NPC @ Paying for Cures: Ensuring Patient Access and System Sustainability

Join innovation leaders and national policymakers at MIT’s Feb. 12, 2019, conference exploring the challenges and solutions to making cures accessible to patients and sustainable for the health care system. The conference, sponsored by NPC, will be held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Register now to reserve your spot.