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Four Areas Key to Sustaining Innovation

Reginald Williams | Mar 20, 2013

Avalere convened a meeting of healthcare leaders who outlined four critical areas to sustain innovation: infrastructure, evidence evaluation, evidence communication, and coverage and payment.

The working group, representing patients, manufacturers, providers, payers and the research community, defined an ideal vision for healthcare and identified four areas to sustain innovation: 1) a data infrastructure to support continuous learning on a real-time basis; 2) frameworks for evaluating evidence that reflect consensus on what constitutes high-quality evidence, providing greater transparency for researchers; 3) evidence communication that ensures decision-makers who judge the value of medical advancements receive timely, accurate information; and 4) coverage and payment responsive to the evolving evidence base for standards of care.

The working group also identified actionable solutions within each of these areas:

Data Infrastructure

  • Invest in standardized data
  • Create a reciprocal data access network
  • Develop unique patient identifiers

Frameworks for Evaluating Evidence

  • Enable new platforms for multi-stakeholder discussions
  • Create tools for evaluating evidence
  • Integrate patient perspectives in the research process

Evidence Communication

  • Develop and disseminate best practices in evidence communication  
  • Establish guidelines for incorporating new information
  • Involve patients in translation and dissemination
  • Advance methods for communicating uncertainty about benefits and risks
  • Develop a safe harbor for multi-stakeholder scientific discussions

Coverage and Payment

  • Enhance pathways for innovation in novel provider payments
  • Ensure transparency of incentives in clinical pathways

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