Mathematica Launches Center on Health Care Effectiveness
Media Advisory: June 24, 2010
Contact: Amy Berridge, (609) 945-3378
The Issue: Improving health care for patients, providers, and all stakeholders rests on evidence-based, appropriate, and affordable medical care. A combination of comparative effectiveness research (CER), delivery system research, policy analysis, research synthesis, and technical assistance will help policymakers and others in health care reach that goal.
The Center on Health Care Effectiveness: To that end, Mathematica Policy Research recently established the Center on Health Care Effectiveness (CHCE). Based in Washington, D.C., the CHCE is a resource for policymakers, the public, and other stakeholders, offering broad-based expertise to provide objective answers to today’s most difficult health care questions. We use the best scientific methods to address challenging, real-world issues faced by patients, providers, and innovators, creating information they can use to improve health care on the ground.
Expertise: The Center benefits from more than four decades of Mathematica’s substantive expertise, methodological skill, and corporate infrastructure, placing CHCE in the forefront of policy analysis and research on CER. The Center combines a collaborative, collegial tradition that brings together the best minds and a broad-based reach drawing on the talents of more than 150 health services researchers whose knowledge spans methodologies and disciplines. In addition, CHCE has access to extensive data resources as well as the considerable knowledge base of the Center for Studying Health System Change.
CHCE can provide leadership and support to patients, providers, and innovators in:
Quote: “At CHCE, we’re using the best scientific methods to solve difficult, real-world issues faced by patients, providers, and innovators,” said Eugene Rich, M.D., an expert in comparative effectiveness research and the science of clinical practice transformation, the director of CHCE, and a senior fellow at Mathematica. “We are generating the information needed to improve health care on the ground.”
About Mathematica: Mathematica Policy Research, a nonpartisan research firm, provides a full range of research and data collection services, including program evaluation and policy research, survey design and data collection, research assessment and interpretation, and program performance/data management, to improve public well-being. Its clients include federal and state governments, foundations, and private-sector and international organizations. The employee-owned company, with offices in Princeton, N.J., Ann Arbor, Mich., Cambridge, Mass., Chicago, Ill., Oakland, Calif., and Washington, D.C., has conducted some of the most important studies of education, health care, international, disability, family support, employment, nutrition, and early childhood policies and programs.