Don’t Miss This AIS Virtual Conference: Oncology Management 2015

from HealthEconomics.Com at http://bit.ly/1Ns4qHq on June 30, 2015 at 01:29PM This unique virtual conference can be attended from the convenience of your own office, by your entire management team. Hear from many of the nation’s top oncology thought leaders on health plans, oncology provider groups and benefit management companies. More information available here. (Source: AISHealth)

Valuing Reductions in Fatal Illness Risks: Implications of Recent Research

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/1Jo62As on June 30, 2015 at 12:35PM The value of mortality risk reductions, conventionally expressed as the value per statistical life, is an important determinant of the net benefits of many government policies. US regulators currently rely primarily on studies of fatal injuries, raising questions about whether different values might be […]

Patient-reported outcomes measures (PROMs) in Health Economics – an Overview and Key Developments in the Field

from News at http://bit.ly/1BToMId on June 30, 2015 at 10:15AM Patient-reported outcomes measures (PROMs) in Health Economics – an Overview and Key Developments in the Field Tuesday, 30 June 2015 In June 2015 OHE’s Nancy Devlin gave a seminar at the Royal Statistical Society on the topic of patient-reported outcomes measures (PROMs) in health economics […]

Patient-reported outcomes measures (PROMs) in Health Economics – an Overview and Key Developments in the Field

from News at http://bit.ly/1BToMId on June 30, 2015 at 10:15AM Patient-reported outcomes measures (PROMs) in Health Economics – an Overview and Key Developments in the Field Tuesday, 30 June 2015 In June 2015 OHE’s Nancy Devlin gave a seminar at the Royal Statistical Society on the topic of patient-reported outcomes measures (PROMs) in health economics […]

Patient-reported outcomes measures (PROMs) in Health Economics – an Overview and Key Developments in the Field

from News at http://bit.ly/1BToMId on June 30, 2015 at 10:15AM Patient-reported outcomes measures (PROMs) in Health Economics – an Overview and Key Developments in the Field Tuesday, 30 June 2015 In June 2015 OHE’s Nancy Devlin gave a seminar at the Royal Statistical Society on the topic of patient-reported outcomes measures (PROMs) in health economics […]

ACO budget scores

from The Incidental Economist at http://bit.ly/1GWx9ln on June 30, 2015 at 11:00AM Recent studies have credited Pioneer ACOs with some savings, though less to none accounting for program costs. How do those study results square with predictions? I actually don’t know, and I’m not sure anybody does. The Pioneer Program is a demonstration program within the […]

A Systematic Review of Studies Evaluating the Cost Utility of Screening High-Risk Populations for Latent Tuberculosis Infection

from Latest Results for Applied Health Economics and Health Policy at http://bit.ly/1RPfqza on July 01, 2015 at 01:00AM Abstract Background As tuberculosis screening trends to targeting high-risk populations, knowing the cost effectiveness of such screening is vital to decision makers. Objectives The purpose of this review was to compile cost-utility analyses evaluating latent tuberculosis infection […]

Do Pharmacist-led Medication Reviews Play a Major Role in Health Outcomes?

from HealthEconomics.Com at http://bit.ly/1GJwrVf on June 29, 2015 at 06:16PM A recently published systematic review in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology has found that prompt pharmacist-led medication reviews upon hospital admissions did not impact length of admission, mortality, or re-admissions. Read more here. (Source: Ingrid Torjesen, the Pharmaceutical Journal, 6/23/15)

Fraudulent Reports Dictating Worldwide Healthcare: How Big of a Problem is it?

from HealthEconomics.Com at http://bit.ly/1GJwqRf on June 29, 2015 at 05:53PM Dr. Richard Horton, Editor-in-chief of the Lancet, recently published a statement declaring that a shocking amount of published research is unreliable at best, if not completely false, as in, fraudulent. Just how big of an issue is this really? The corruption of the medical industry […]

Greek Pharmacist Fighting Modern Day Neo-Colonialism

from HealthEconomics.Com at http://bit.ly/1GJwqkm on June 29, 2015 at 03:56PM After Greece has decreased its healthcare spending, Greek pharmacies are facing drug shortages of almost everything; antibiotics, vaccines, high blood pressure medication and so on. Greece’s international creditors have some changes in mind, of which, Pharmacist Giannis Dagres talks on the dangers of loosening pharmacy […]

ACA and narrow networks

from Healthcare Economist at http://bit.ly/1Hvoj1l on June 30, 2015 at 05:56AM One way for insurers to reduce health care costs is to restrict patient access to only lower cost providers.  This phenomenon is known as narrow networks.  On the one hand, narrow networks can promote efficiency by driving down provider price and directing patients to the highest […]

University of Alberta – Postdoctoral Position

from CCHE General Updates Archive Feed at http://bit.ly/1FKEQa9 on June 29, 2015 at 02:52PM Canadian Centre for Health Economics View this email in your browser (http://bit.ly/1LE3z8z%5D) The University of Alberta is currently seeking applicants for a postdoctoral position for the Translating Research in Elder Care (TREC) measurement system project. For more details, please see: University […]