pH Associates at NICE conference 2017

Samantha Oliver, MD, pH Associates Dorinda Hickey, CEO, OPEN Access Consulting On Thursday 18th and Friday 19th May, The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) will host their two day conference at the ACC in Liverpool. This year’s conference is set within the Liverpool’s vibrant waterfront area and will bring together representatives from health,…

Benefits and challenges of using Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) in routine clinical practice discussed in this month’s NEJM

The benefits and challenges of using Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) in routine clinical practice are discussed in the recent 12th January 2017 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine1. Ethan Basch describes how recent advances in technology have allowed for clinician review of PROs completed by patients between clinic appointments in specialist settings, improving…

Measuring the outcomes that matter to patients in the real world

Demonstrating value through patient centred evidence in the real world is critical throughout a product lifecycle Background The possibilities and benefits associated with the collection of real world data can often be overlooked amidst the many guidelines and gold standard documents1,2 for patient-centered outcome (PCO) data collection in clinical trials. The gathering of healthcare data…

RWE not just Real World Effectiveness

RWE not just Real World Effectiveness Real World Evidence (RWE) is a term commonly used within the industry to describe evidence that is derived from data that has been collected outside the context of standard clinical trials.  It is perhaps this comparison with clinical trials that leads some to focus on real world effectiveness and…