Center on Health Care Effectiveness at Mathematica to Hold First Forum
Media Advisory: August 19, 2010
Contact: Amy Berridge, (609) 945-3378
Event: The Center on Health Care Effectiveness (CHCE) at Mathematica Policy Research announces its first forum in a new series aimed at providing policymakers and others with an opportunity to hear about the latest health care issues. “Politics and Policy of Comparative Effectiveness: Looking Back, Looking Ahead,” is scheduled for Thursday, September 9, 2010 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. at Mathematica’s office at 600 Maryland Ave., SW, Suite 550, Washington, D.C.
Roundtable Discussants: Eugene Rich, M.D., director, Center on Health Care Effectiveness, Mathematica; Beth Docteur, vice president & director of policy analysis, Center for Studying Health System Change; Sean Tunis, M.D., director, Center for Medical Technology Policy; Jean Slutsky, director, Center for Outcomes and Evidence, AHRQ; and Stephen Cha, M.D., professional staff member, House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Issue: Interest in evaluating which health care interventions work best under what circumstances has surged in recent years. In an era of rising spending, policymakers seek tools to moderate the cost of public entitlement programs and facilitate affordable coverage expansions. Health care reform included a major new initiative on comparative effectiveness research, but a number of important questions were deferred to another time. This forum will discuss four ongoing policy challenges relevant to the successful implementation of comparative effectiveness research: funding, appropriate use, direction of the enterprise, and proper scope. Read the associated issue brief.
Registration and Information: To attend in person, send an email by Friday, September 3, with your name and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. To attend by webinar, register here. Lunch will be provided for in-person attendees.
About the Center on Health Care Effectiveness: 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. The center uses the best scientific methods to address the real-world issues patients, providers, and innovators face creating information they can use 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 health care, disability, education, family support, employment, nutrition, and early childhood policies and programs.