How Can We Use Health Care Dollars Wisely as We Navigate Covid-19?

Thursday, October 08, 2020 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm

How Can We Use Health Care Dollars Wisely as We Navigate Covid-19? Register

Date & Location

Thu, Oct 08, 2020 | 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Host Organization


Through the Research Consortium for Health Care Value Assessment, funded by the PhRMA Foundation, Altarum has awarded grants to seven teams or individuals to conduct research to support a robust, evidence-based understanding of value in health care across the full spectrum of care, particularly focused on how to use health care dollars wisely in the context and aftermath of Covid-19, and ways to cut waste to best respond to the next public health emergency. 

Altarum will host a webinar on Oct 8 where the researchers will present their work. All are welcome to attend. The researchers will also publish their findings in the blog of Health Affairs.

Below are the seven grant recipients and their research topics. (To receive alerts when the pieces publish in Health Affairs and when registration for the webinar is open, please send an email to or check this page later for updates.)

Establishing a Value-Based “New Normal” for Telehealth
Christina Cutter, MD, MSc, MS; Nicholas Berlin, MD, MPH, MS; A. Mark Fendrick, MD

Covid-19 and Health Disparities—Preparing for the Next Crisis
Harold Pollack, PhD

How the Covid-19 Pandemic Has Affected Provision of Routine and Elective Services by American Healthcare Providers: Opportunities and Challenges Ahead
Bruce Stuart, PhD

The Paper Tiger
David Cutler, PhD

Research Needs Regarding Low-Value Healthcare After Covid-19
Jodi Segal, MD, MPH; Allison Oakes, PhD

Applying Health Technology Assessment to the Healthcare Services Sector for Covid-19
William Padula, PhD

Opportunities to Improve Value in Health Following the Covid-19 Pandemic
Kevin Griffith, PhD; Melinda Buntin, PhD