Creating the “Next Healthcare System”

Panel Explores the Game-Changing Potential of Digital Technologies to Transform Healthcare

 Barcelona, Spain—12 November 2018—ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research, held a spotlight session this afternoon at ISPOR Europe 2018, “Healthcare X.0: Digital Technologies and Creation of Value” [IP4], that explored how digital technologies are creating the next generation healthcare system in Europe and beyond. Read more ›

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Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare—Will Machines Soon Make Health Economists Obsolete?

Advances in Technology are Transforming the Field of Health Economics and Outcomes Research

 Barcelona, Spain—12 November 2018—ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research, held a session this morning at ISPOR Europe 2018, “Will Machines Soon Make Health Economists Obsolete?” [IP3], that explored the impact of machine learning on health economics. Read more ›

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What Impact Will European Commission’s Draft Regulation on HTA Have on Decision Makers in the European Union?

Panel Debates Proposed Europe-Wide Introduction of a Joint Health Technology Assessment

 Barcelona, Spain—12 November 2018—ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research, opened ISPOR Europe 2018 this morning with its first plenary, “Joint Assessment of Relative Effectiveness: ‘Trick or Treat’ for Decision Makers in the EU Member States,” a provocative session on the impact of the European Commission’s Draft Regulation on health technology assessment (HTA) for decision makers in the European Union (EU). Read more ›

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ISPOR Europe 2018 Conference to Focus on Improving Healthcare Systems in Europe

More Than 5000 Healthcare Stakeholders Will Convene on 10-14 November 2018 in Barcelona, Spain

Lawrenceville, NJ, USA—October 30, 2018—ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research (HEOR), released the final program and speakers for its upcoming ISPOR Europe 2018 conference scheduled for 10-14 November in Barcelona, Spain. Read more ›

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Marilyn Dix Smith, ISPOR’s Founding Executive Director, Passes Away

Dr Smith Guided and Shaped ISPOR For Nearly 20 Years

Lawrenceville, NJ, USA—October 22, 2018—It is with great sadness that ISPOR—the professional society for health economics and outcomes research, announces the passing of its Founding Executive Director, Marilyn Dix Smith, RPh, PhD. Dr Smith passed away the morning of October 21, 2018. Read more ›

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Patients and Other Nonscientists Provide Valuable Input Into Medical Research Funding Decisions

New Research from Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Lawrenceville, NJ, USA—October 23, 2018—Value in Health, the official journal of ISPOR (the professional society for health economics and outcomes research), announced today the publication of 2 studies confirming the value of including patients and other nonscientists in the process for approving research funding. Read more ›

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New Recommendations for Economic Analysis of Vaccination Programs

ISPOR Good Practices for Outcomes Research Provide Guidance for High-, Middle-, and Low-Income Countries

 Lawrenceville, NJ, USA—October 23, 2018—ISPOR—the professional society for health economics and outcomes research, announced today the publication of new recommendations for economic analysis of vaccination programs given limited resources and budgets. The recommendations, issued by the ISPOR Economic Evaluation of Vaccines Designed to Prevent Infectious Disease: Good Practices Task Force, are applicable to countries of various income levels. Read more ›

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Increased Generic Drug Use Is Associated With Higher Medicare Part D Star Ratings and Improved Member Experience

Lawrenceville, NJ, USA—October 23, 2018—Value in Health, the official journal of ISPOR (the professional society for health economics and outcomes research), announced today the publication of new research showing that Medicare Part D prescription plans with higher generic drug use have higher summary star ratings and improved member experience. The report, Association Between Higher Generic Drug Use and Medicare Part D Star Ratings: An Observational Analysis was published in the October 2018 issue of Value in Health.   Read more ›

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ISPOR Publishes New Report on the Application of Constrained Optimization Methods in Healthcare

Good Practices for Outcomes Research Report Illustrates Potential Use of These Methods to Address Healthcare Delivery and Policy Challenges

Lawrenceville, NJ, USA—October 16, 2018—ISPOR—the professional society for health economics and outcomes research (HEOR), has published a new Good Practices for Outcomes Research Report that illustrates how constrained optimization methods can be used to assess the value of health technologies. Read more ›

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Program Finalized for October 2018 ISPOR Summit on Value Assessment and Healthcare Pricing

Speakers Include Mark McClellan, MD, PhD, Duke-Margolis Health Policy Center and John M. O’Brien, PharmD, MPH, US Department of Health & Human Services


Lawrenceville, NJ, USA—October 2, 2018—ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research, announced the full program and speakers for the upcoming ISPOR Summit 2018, “New Approaches to Value Assessment: Towards More Informed Pricing in Healthcare,” scheduled for October 19, 2018 in Washington, DC, USA. Read more ›

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