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Improving Transparency to Build Trust in Real-World Secondary Data Studies for Hypothesis Testing—Why, What, and How Recommendations and a Roadmap from the Real-World Evidence Transparency Initiative
A position paper by the RWE Transparency Initiative describes a plan for improving the transparency of the research process and making registration of real-world evidence study methods easier and…
Patient-Community Perspectives on Real-World Evidence: Enhancing Engagement, Understanding, and Trust
Researchers found that while most patient organizations were initially unaware of real-world evidence (RWE) and its actual or potential uses, they recognized the ability of RWE to provide relevant…
Peer-reviewed Journal Editors' Views on Real-world Evidence
A study published in the International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care reveals that real-world evidence is considered valuable by the editors of peer-reviewed journals—if it meets…
Real-World Evidence: Useful in the Real World of United States Payer Decision-Making? How? When? And What Studies?
Research published in Value in Health on real-world evidence provides a deeper understanding of when and how managed care organizations use RWE in decision-making, and how to increase its use.
Information Wanted: Finding the Balance in Pharmaceutical Evidence Exchange With Payers and Providers
Payers and providers were surveyed to understand the type of health care economic information (HCEI) they desire and value in the current and future health care environment, as well as the potential…
Health Plan Use of Patient Data: From the Routine to the Transformational
As the abundance and variety of patient data elements and sources continue to grow, health plans seek opportunities to deepen insights from multiple sources of patient data to shape care delivery,…
Is Real World Evidence Used in P&T Monographs and Therapeutic Class Reviews?
Payers infrequently used real-world evidence (RWE), or information on how treatments work in the real world, to guide their medication coverage and reimbursement decisions, according to research…
A Dynamic Approach to Consumer Cost-Sharing for Prescription Drugs
The level of consumer cost-sharing for higher cost medication should be aligned with the clinical value – not solely the price – when lower cost alternatives do not produce the desired patient…
Why Is Broader Access to Publicly Funded Data Important?
This infographic illustrates the policy inconsistencies and hurdles that can hinder use of publicly funded federal and state datasets for researchers.
Data, Data Everywhere, But Access Remains a Big Issue for Researchers
This study captures the policy inconsistencies and hurdles that can hinder use of publicly funded federal and state datasets for researchers. These limitations can make it harder to conduct high…
Developing Evidence that is Fit for Purpose: A Framework for Payer and Research Dialogue
A study published in the September 2015 issue of The American Journal of Managed Care introduces a framework developed by the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) and AcademyHealth that could help…
Individual Treatment Effects: Implications for Research, Clinical Practice, and Policy
This research outlines a framework and policy considerations to help health care stakeholders understand when it is important take patients’ individual treatment responses into account when making…
Supporting Consumer Access to Specialty Medications Through Value-Based Insurance Design
Value-based insurance design (V-BID) is a key tactic payers and purchasers can use to promote access to high-value specialty medications.
CER Collaborative: Series of Questionnaires to Guide Decision-makers in Reviewing Studies
Three peer-reviewed articles offer important guidance to aid formulary decision-makers in evaluating certain types of comparative effectiveness research (CER) studies.
The GRACE Checklist for Rating the Quality of Observational Studies of Comparative Effectiveness: A Tale of Hope and Caution
With the growing demand for information about comparative effectiveness and questions about the quality of research that will support future health care decision-making, a group of researchers…
Communicating About Comparative Effectiveness Research: A Health Affairs Symposium on the Issues
One of many issues connected with comparative effectiveness research is how the findings will be communicated, particularly if they pertain to prescription drugs and if the findings could be useful…
Three Perspectives on the Impact of Comparative Effectiveness Research on Decision Making
In a special supplement to the May 2012 Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy, National Pharmaceutical Council Chief Science Officer Robert W. Dubois, MD, PhD, takes a closer look at comparative…
Making Informed Decisions: Assessing the Strengths and Weaknesses of Study Designs and Analytic Methods for Comparative Effectiveness Research
The purpose of this document is to provide brief descriptions of both experimental and nonexperimental study designs and methods that may be used to address CER study questions.
Health Plan Capabilities to Support Value Based Benefit Design
This guide around health plan capabilities to support Value Based Benefit Design is meant to assist employers in understanding how to more effectively work with their health plans to implement…
Principles for Planning and Conducting Comparative Effectiveness Research
A group of researchers developed a set of 13 best practice principles for comparative effectiveness research. The 13 principles were published as part of a peer-reviewed study in the September 2012…