Economic Evaluation and Market Access for Medical Devices in the U.S.: Implications of a U.S. Health Technology Assessment Agency
June 15, 2021 - 3:14 pm, by
The Biden Administration has indicated an intent to explore the creation of a government-operated health technology assessment (HTA) agency to engage in some form of review of biopharmaceuticals and other medical technologies.
Telehealth and Telemedicine in the Post-Pandemic Era
June 18, 2020 - 12:42 pm, by
In many ways the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic globally was met with sub-optimal levels of preparedness on the part of health care providers and provider systems, such as integrated delivery networks (IDNs).
Moving Beyond ‘Lives-Saved’ From COVID-19
May 15, 2020 - 4:51 pm, by
This blog covers the presentation given as part of the ISPOR pre-conference plenary session on HEOR in the era of COVID-19 which was held on 14 May 2020.
Economic Cycles and Product Development in Life Sciences
May 11, 2020 - 4:33 pm, by
Economic Cycles and Product Development in Life Sciences May 11, 2020 By John Schneider, PhD and Mirela Sima, MD, MBA The humanistic and economic consequences of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic will not be completely understood for years. The humanistic toll has been well documented; as of early May 2020, the global death toll attributable to...
Cost Impact Model of a Novel Multi-mRNA Host Response Assay for Diagnosis and Risk Assessment of Acute Respiratory Tract Infections and Sepsis in the Emergency Department
April 29, 2020 - 1:52 pm, by
The Avalon team helped Inflammatix, Inc., develop economic evidence for HostDx Sepsis test for the diagnosis of acute infections. A newly released publication describes a cost impact model comparing the cost of standard of care versus the use of HostDx Sepsis in two hypothetical arms with 1000 patients presenting with symptoms of ARTI in the...
Electronic Medical Records: Potential Issues in Litigation and Biomedical Research
April 27, 2020 - 12:06 pm, by
In this blog entry we explore some of the potentially important issues surrounding the role of EMRs in litigation, where the discovery of medical documents and records increasing involves digitally stored data.[1-4]
Applications of HEOR Analytics: Covariate-Adjusted Analysis of Phase 3 Clinical Trial Data of Lenvatinib versus Sorafenib in Hepatocellular Carcinoma
April 17, 2020 - 9:09 am, by
In this blog entry we report on a good example of HEOR analytics: our recent study of covariate-adjusted analysis of trial data of lenvatinib versus sorafenib in hepatocellular carcinoma.
COVID-19: Update on Epidemiology & Costs
April 14, 2020 - 11:55 am, by
We define epidemiology broadly, including an up-to-date review of the key published medical literature on COVID-19. Following that, our discussion of costs focuses in part on the direct medical costs (which probably for good reasons has been relatively under-reported) and in part on the broader costs to the economy.
The Coronavirus: How Bad is it, Really?
March 13, 2020 - 4:06 pm, by
By: The Avalon Health Economics Team March 13, 2020 Within a few months we’ve gone from worrying about holiday shopping to worrying about global pandemics and watching the world shut down around us. It started with news from China on the rapid spread of an insidious virus initially called a coronavirus.[1] Once the virus was...
How Important is ICER Preparation and Review for U.S. Market Access?
December 23, 2019 - 3:13 pm, by
John Schneider, PhD and Alexis Doyle, MA Avalon Health Economics December 23, 2019 In recent years in the U.S., there has been an increase in the use of cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) for drug and medical device coverage decisions. While the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) remains considerably behind European countries in the use...
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