Month: May 2014

The International Society For Pharmacoeconomics And Outcomes Research Examines The Role Of Big Data In Health Care Decision Making

Princeton, NJ, USA – Health care researchers, health technology assessors, manufacturers, governments, and patients will examine the role of “Big Data” in health care decision making at the ISPOR 19th Annual International Meeting. The meeting will take place May 31 – June

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A New Approach To Korea’s Reimbursement Coverage And Pricing Rules For Medical Devices Long Overdue

Seoul, South Korea – Since 1989, Korea has had a comprehensive National Health Insurance system, which also covers most implantable and disposable medical devices. Although medical devices account for only about 4% of the total budget, considerable attention is paid to

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Risk Sharing To Fund Innovative Health Care Technologies: Lessons From The Airline Industry

Edmonton, AB, Canada – The evidence for innovative health technologies is, by definition, highly uncertain and their acquisition costs are frequently an order of magnitude greater than the technologies they replace. Health care payers struggle to manage the budget impact of

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Improving Clinical Trial Participation Through Patient-Centered Trial Design

Baltimore, MD, USA – Many people are reluctant to participate in clinical trials.  This reluctance stems from the perception of risk while not seeing any clear benefit to participation.  The exception is when an individual has a condition for which there

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HITECH: Electronic Prescribing Less Costly, Improves Medication Safety

Seattle, WA, USA – The $19 billion Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009 provided physician incentives to spur adoption of electronic health records (EHR) and established criteria for Meaningful Use. Topping the list of criteria is

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