Opinion: Can comparative effectiveness research save healthcare?
With so much emphasis from government and private insurers on the need to lower the cost of medical care, comparative effectiveness research (CER) has come into its own. CER aims to compare two or more existing treatment regimens to determine which are most cost-effective. Since so many sophisticated software tools are now available to help facilitate such research, healthcare IT executives need to stay well-informed about the strengths and limitations of CER. In the past, I've written about Clinical Query, a searchable patient data repository being used by Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to facilitate CER.
- CEO Exchange: Preparing for Population Health
- Advocate, NorthShore Deal Would Create 16-Hospital System
- Interventional Radiology No Longer a Sub-Specialty
- Top Reason for Nurse Turnover: Managers
- CEO Exchange: Pressure is On to Partner, Drive Quality
- Power of price: In South FL and the nation, healthcare costs often are shrouded in secrecy
- Hospital mergers may lead to higher prices
- Healthcare data of 1 million NJ patients compromised since 2009
- House OKs Cassidy's 'keep your plan' bill