Jun 9

Past Event

Implementing Comparative Effectiveness Research: Priorities, Methods and Impact

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Highlights

Summary

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 invested $1.1 billion in federal initiatives to begin the important and necessary work of comparative effectiveness research (CER), a key building block in health care reform. However, whether CER can fulfill expectations of better quality, outcomes and value in health care will depend on how it is implemented.

A forum hosted by the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform and The Hamilton Project addressed many of the key questions surrounding CER and featured remarks from Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Office of Management and Budget Director Peter Orszag. Three discussion papers released at the event focus on how research questions should be prioritized, what methods and data infrastructure are needed for CER, and how CER findings can be used to improve clinical and health policy decisions. A series of distinguished panels discussed the papers' findings.

Participants took questions after each panel.

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Event Agenda

  • Welcome

    • Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform and Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair in Health Policy Studies, " itemprop="jobTitle" /> <a href="http://www.brookings.edu/experts/mcclellanm.aspx">Mark B. McClellan</a>

      Director, Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform and Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair in Health Policy Studies

  • The Future of Comparative Effectiveness Research in the United States

    • The Honorable Max Baucus (D-Mont.)

      United States Senate

  • Introductory Remarks

    • The Hamilton Project" itemprop="jobTitle" /> Robert E. Rubin

      Former Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury

      Advisory Council, The Hamilton Project

  • Getting Our Money's Worth from Patient-Centered Health Research

    • Peter Orszag

      Director, Office of Management and Budget

  • Comparative Effectiveness Research: What It Is, What It's Not and Why We Need More

    • Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform and Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair in Health Policy Studies, " itemprop="jobTitle" /> <a href="http://www.brookings.edu/experts/mcclellanm.aspx">Mark B. McClellan</a>

      Director, Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform and Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair in Health Policy Studies

    • Kathleen Buto

      Vice President, Health Policy, Government Affairs, Johnson & Johnson

    • Carolyn Clancy

      Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

    • David Lansky

      President and CEO, Pacific Business Group on Health

    • John Rother

      Executive Vice President of Policy and Strategy, AARP

  • Setting Priorities for Comparative Effectiveness Research (Discussion Paper 1)

    • Presenter: Alan Garber

      Director, Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford School of Medicine

    • Presenter: David Meltzer

      Associate Professor, University of Chicago School of Medicine

    • Mark Miller

      Director, MedPAC

    • Elizabeth Nabel

      Director, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

    • Harold Sox

      Past President, American College of Physicians

  • Strategies to Improve Comparative Effectiveness Research Methods and Data Infrastructure (Discussion Paper 2)

    • Presenter: Sean Tunis

      Director, Center for Medical Technology Policy

    • Robert Califf

      Vice Chancellor for Clinical Research and Professor of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine

    • Joshua Ofman

      Vice President of Global Coverage & Reimbursement and Global Health Economics, Amgen

    • Sebastian Schneeweiss

      Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

    • Ellen Sigal

      Chair and Founder, Friends of Cancer Research

  • From Better Evidence to Better Care: Using Comparative Effectiveness Research to Guide Practice and Policy (Discussion Paper 3)

    • Presenter: Steven Pearson

      Director, Institute for Clinical and Economic Review

    • Steven Findlay

      Senior Health Policy Analyst, Consumers Union

    • Scott Gottlieb

      Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

    • Marc Berger

      Vice President, Global Health Outcomes, Eli Lilly & Co.

    • Sam Nussbaum

      Executive VP and Chief Medical Officer, WellPoint

  • Closing Remarks

    • Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform and Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair in Health Policy Studies, " itemprop="jobTitle" /> <a href="http://www.brookings.edu/experts/mcclellanm.aspx">Mark B. McClellan</a>

      Director, Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform and Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair in Health Policy Studies

Details

June 9, 2009

8:30 AM - 12:45 PM EDT

The Brookings Institution

Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW

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