Examining Comparative Effectiveness Research and Healthcare’s Future

There is an event taking place next week that I would like to spotlight and recommend.  The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) is hosting a webinar on comparative effectiveness research (CER) and its potential effects on healthcare decision-making.  The webinar is taking place on Monday, March 14 from 2 to 3 p.m., ET.  You can register here.

In the webinar, NPC will be discussing the results of its sixth annual survey of healthcare stakeholders regarding CER and its possible impact.  Each year, the Council solicits the views of health care associations, payers, government officials and experts in academia to ascertain how and to what extent CER may be used to shape healthcare decisions and also to better understand the roles of different organizations in the public and private sectors in determining the direction of healthcare research as well as its funding and dissemination.

In the continued movement to strengthen health system value, comparative effectiveness research is an important factor to understand.  Ideally, this work can help clinicians better understand how new treatments can have an optimal effect on their patients.

The webinar will feature experts from NPC and Academy Health, as well as Dr. Joe Selby, the executive director of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.  Healthcare organizations would do well to tune in.