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RWE and Patient-Centered Outcomes

Widespread availability of real-world data has enabled the generation of evidence and insights that benefit patients, providers, plans, and industry. When that evidence reflects patient outcomes, it provides an invaluable perspective on the consumer experience. Explore our real-world evidence (RWE) analyses and guidance to support your strategic decisions.

Webinar: New Alignments in Data-Driven Care Coordination and Access for Specialty Products

Recently we examined the various models of specialty pharmacy integration/ownership and how they result in different care coordination dynamics and access to drugs. Our findings demonstrate real value and opportunities in linking medical and pharmacy data to better support the patient journey with services and tools.

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Christie Teigland Receives AMCP Platinum Award

Christie Teigland, PhD, vice president, Advanced Analytics, recently received the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy’s (AMCP) prestigious Platinum Award for her research entitled “Association of Socioeconomic and Clinical Factors with Rates of High-Risk Medication Use in Medicare Advantage Plans.”

Podcast: Growing Patient Access to Electronic Health Data

To what extent do patients currently have access to their own data in their providers’ electronic health records, and what does the future hold for consumer access to their digital health data? Listen to Avalere's Josh Seidman share how far we’ve come with providing patients access to their health data, where there is still room for improvement, and what patients can expect to see in the future.

New Analysis Finds Medicare Payments Higher for Episodes Initiated in Hospital Outpatient Departments

A new analysis by Avalere examines differences in Medicare spending for episodes of care before and after cardiovascular imaging, colonoscopy, and evaluation and management services. Avalere applied a risk adjustment methodology to account for differences in patient demographics and patient severity across settings. The findings suggest when care is initiated in the typically higher-paying HOPD setting than in physicians' offices and ambulatory surgical centers, the services that follow also result in higher spending relative to when care is initiated in the office setting.

Key Steps to Improve Patient-Clinician Cost-of-Care Conversations

With growing out-of-pocket spending for care, patients are increasingly interested in knowing, upfront, how much their care will cost them, and how it relates to the quality and appropriateness of their care. Yet, various barriers often prevent these conversations from occurring during routine clinical encounters.

Video: Keys to a Successful Patient Engagement Strategy

How can you position your organization for new payment models that emphasize quality of care over quantity of services performed or therapies sold? Engage patients. In this short video, Josh Seidman, Avalere Payment & Delivery Innovation, defines the key imperatives to creating a successful patient engagement strategy that will bring your organization to the forefront of the industry's transition from fee-for-service to value-based care.

Webinar: Focus on Value: Understanding the Impact of Performance Contracting on Market Dynamics

Avalere hosts a series of webinars on “Navigating the New Dynamics of Outcomes Contracting and Risk Sharing Arrangements”. While traditional rebating and discounting terms have been a staple of industry contract negotiations, a new strategic focus is emerging on additional modes through which overall value can be measured for the wave of high-cost drugs now coming to shore.

Avalere Heads to ISPOR with Panels and Presentations

Many of Avalere's experts are heading north to Canada for ISPOR's 19th Annual International Meeting, where we'll have several panel discussions and poster presentations.

Big Data Continues to Shape Healthcare in 2014

There is a rapid expansion of large and diverse data sets -- what is more commonly referred to as Big Data - as a result of the digitization of clinical and research data.

New Research: Real World Evidence

New Avalere research shows market demand for real world evidence (RWE), but a lack of stakeholder consensus on how to define it.

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