WEBINAR: Enhancing Health Care Value Through Data, Measurement, and Evaluation of Services and Procedures

Wednesday, November 03, 2021 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm


Date & Location

Wed, Nov 03, 2021 | 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Host Organization

Research Consortium for Health Care Value Assessment

Event Contact

Beth Beaudin-Seiler, PhD

As Americans grapple with the enormous strain of the COVID-19 pandemic on humanity and the health system, there is a clear need to adapt the health system to more efficiently address the needs of patients. Inefficient healthcare spending can drive up costs, negatively impact patient outcomes, and consume resources that could be redirected towards services that more effectively improve patient outcomes.

Evidence-based tools can help make sure money goes where it’s needed most. For decades, the field of health economics and outcomes research has designed and deployed methods to conduct clinical and economic evaluation of health interventions. These ever-evolving tools serve as an important foundation to assess value and efficiency across the health care system. 

Through the Research Consortium for Health Care Value Assessment, funded by PhRMA, Altarum has awarded grants to seven teams or individuals to conduct research to inform more robust evidence generation on effectiveness and value of health care services, helping to ensure that health care dollars go where they are needed the most.

On Wednesday, November 3rd, Altarum will host a webinar where the researchers will present their work. All articles will also be published as a Health Affairs blog series.   

Below is the agenda for the event, highlighting the seven grant recipients and their research topics.

1:00–1:05 pm
Welcome and Housing Keeping
George Miller, Co-Director, Research Consortium for Health Care Value Assessment; Fellow and Research Team Leader, Altarum

1:05–1:15 pm
Introduction of Speakers
Mark Fendrick, Co-Director of Research Consortium for Health Care Value Assessment and Facilitator; Director, V-BID, University of Michigan

1:15–1:30 pm
Value Defects in the Health Services Sector
William Padula, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical and Health Economics, USC School of Pharmacy and Peter Pronovost MD, PhD, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

1:30–1:45 pm
Challenges and Barriers to Measuring Effectiveness of Health Service Interventions
R. Brett McQueen, PhD, pValue, Colorado University

1:45–2:00 pm
Challenges and Barriers to Measuring Cost of Health Service Interventions
Christopher Whaley, PhD, RAND

2:00–2:15 pm
Why Are There So Few Value Assessments on Health Services and Procedures and What Should Be Done?
Peter Neumann, PhD, CEVR, Tufts Medical Center and Daniel Ollendorf, PhD, CEVR, Tufts Medical Center

2:15–2:30 pm
Emerging Health Technology Assessment Methods and Evidence Generation on Patient-Driven Values in Healthcare Services
Susan dosReis, PhD, PAVE, University of Maryland and Julia Slejko, PhD, PAVE, University of Maryland

2:30–2:45 pm
A Blueprint to Advance Patient-Centered Core Impact Sets (PC-CIS)
Eleanor M. Perfetto1,2, Elisabeth Oehrlein1, T. Rose Love2, Silke Schoch1, Jennifer Bright3, Annie Kennedy4, and Suz Schrandt5

  1. National Health Council, Washington, DC
  2. University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
  3. Innovation and Value Initiative, Washington, DC
  4. Everylife Foundation for Rare Diseases, Washington, DC
  5. Exppect, Washington, DC

2:45–3:00 pm
Leveraging Community Benefit to Increase the Value of Health Care
Michael Rozier, PhD, St. Louis University and Kimberly Enard, PhD, St. Louis University

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Questions regarding the event? Contact Beth Beaudin-Seiler