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Amalia Gomez-Rexrode

Amalia Gomez-Rexrode supports clients with evidence-based research and in-depth analyses that span across the healthcare sector.

She applies her expertise through Avalere’s Center for Healthcare Transformation, focusing on shared decision making, clinical practice guideline development, and patient engagement initiatives.

Amalia has previous experience at the White House Domestic Policy Council, supporting President Obama’s Healthy Communities Challenge and performing research on Medicare Part B premiums and drug pricing. Prior to that, she supported the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee and the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics at the U.S. Department of Education. Amalia also conducted biomedical research with the Extracorporeal Life Support Research Laboratory at the University of Michigan Medical School and public health field research in Colombia with La Universidad de La Sabana.

Amalia has a BS in biology and a minor in political science from the University of Michigan.

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Avalere served as the document manager for the 2019 American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, released on March 17 at the ACC.19 Scientific Session. This guideline includes practical and concise evidence-based guidance for clinicians on the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Tune in to hear the last episode in our 4-part series that provides clinicians with recommendations for how to overcome common barriers when implementing cost-of-care (CoC) conversations. Peter Ubel will talk with Avalere’s Katherine Steinberg on actionable tips that primary care clinicians can use to help address potential barriers and challenges related to implementing CoC conversations in the clinical setting. Support for this podcast was provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth). The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the foundations.

Tune in to hear the third episode in our 4-part series that provides clinicians with actionable approaches for integrating cost-of-care conversations into workflow. Nora Henrikson will talk with Avalere’s Katherine Steinberg on 3 pathways that clinicians can use to best integrate cost of care conversations into their clinical workflows. Support for this podcast was provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth). The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the foundations.

Tune in to hear the second episode in our 4-part series that provides clinicians with actionable tips and a simple framework for how to structure cost-of-care (CoC) conversations with their patients. Susan Perez and Maria Pisu will talk with Avalere’s Katherine Steinberg on strategies that clinicians can use to discuss costs with their patients. Support for this podcast was provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth). The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the foundations.

Tune in to hear the first episode in our 4-part series that focuses on how clinicians and other care team members can improve the quality and frequency of cost-of-care (CoC) conversations. To kick-off this series, Gwen Darien and Jim Hardee, will talk with Avalere’s Katherine Steinberg on why clinicians should speak with their patients about the expected costs of their care. Support for this podcast was provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth). The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the foundations.

In February, Avalere is releasing a 4-part podcast series that focuses on how clinicians and other care team members can improve the quality and frequency of cost-of-care conversations with patients.

As part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Cost Conversation projects, Avalere led the development of a set of practice briefs that provide actionable resources to healthcare providers about how to improve the value and frequency of cost conversations with patients.

Avalere used a human-centered design approach structured around patient preferences to help guide advanced breast cancer patients.

Today, Avalere published a technical appendix to the PPVF Version 1.0 methodology report, outlining a quantitative method for incorporating patient preferences into value assessments and healthcare decision making.

Evidence suggests that shared decision-making can play a role in advancing a value-based care delivery system.