Date: April 12-13, 2018

Location: Chapel Hill, NC, USA

Venue: Siena Hotel Autograph Collection Marriott

Introductory Course for non-HEOR professionals:

This course is designed to explain and demonstrate the techniques behind health economics outcomes research (HEOR) for pharmaceutical, biotech, consulting professionals, and clinicians seeking to understand current medical research. This course will help new researchers determine when each technique is appropriate to use and how design appropriate studies whilst taking into consideration HEOR best practices. Participants will first review the basic principles and concepts of health economic evaluations. The participants will then discuss how to collect and calculate the costs of different alternatives; determine the economic impact of clinical outcomes; and how to identify, track, and assign costs to different types of health care resources used. Different health economic models and techniques will be demonstrated, including cost-minimization, cost-effectiveness, cost-benefit, cost-utility, and budget impact analysis. Decision analysis, sensitivity analysis, and discounting will all be demonstrated and practiced. Those participating in this course will acquire skills needed to both critique the work of others, as well as design and analyze your own project.

In this course, participants will attain essential skills required to perform and critique healthcare economic studies and models to determine cost-effective medications, devices, and interventions. Participants will learn to:

  1. Design an economic evaluation to determine if one therapeutic intervention is more cost-effective than another
  2. Determine and evaluate potential data sources to choose the most appropriate one for the analysis
  3. Analyze the results using one of several economic methods
  4. Interpret results of economic studies done by others for relevance and validity (free from sources of error or bias).
  5. Prepare recommendations for decision makers on how to use healthcare economic information to select the most cost-effective intervention.

In this hands-on course, participants with focus on designing, performing, analyzing, and interpreting economic evaluations. Each participant is encouraged come to the course with an economic healthcare problem, or will be assigned one of interest. After each topic is presented, exercises will group participants with similar therapeutic areas (cardio, mental health, asthma, etc.) of interest in order to develop solutions to their primary problem.

As a special feature of this course, after returning home, every student may also submit an economic protocol or a completed analysis for a free critical review by the instructor.

Lorne E. Basskin, PharmD

Lorne E. Basskin, PharmD
Adjunct Professor of Healthcare Leadership School of Professional Studies, Brown University
Asheville, NC, USA

Lorne Basskin received his Bachelor's degree in business at the University of Toronto and worked as an accountant with a national firm and subsequently developed his own consulting business. He later received his PharmD from the University of the Pacific and completed a post-doctoral residency with Valley Medical Center in Seattle in 1995. Dr. Basskin went on to serve as an Associate Professor in Clinical Practice at two different schools of pharmacy in the United States, and was the Director of Post-Graduate and Continuing Education there for seven years. In 2002, Dr. Basskin started his own Medical Education firm, specializing in education for pharmacists and other health care professionals. From 2005 to 2011 he held various positions with HealthSouth Corporation, a for-profit group of 100 rehabilitation and long-term acute care hospitals. Most recently he served as their National Director of Pharmacy Clinical and Information Services and was involved in implementing the Cerner system of electronic medical records throughout the network. After a two year period with Wingate University College of Pharmacy as their Regional Dean, he moved to Asheville, NC, where he carries on a consulting practice specializing in education about health care technology and outcomes research.

Dr. Basskin has written and spoken extensively on the topics of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, and published a book on the topic in 1998. He has over 40 peer-reviewed publications and has made over 120 presentations on both clinical and research related matters. He is on the Editorial Board of several National Pharmacy and Medical publications and serves as a peer reviewer for several professional organizations. He has written continuing education programs including that of diabetes, asthma, and Medicare reimbursement. Additionally, he has conducted over 100 one and two day workshops on the meaning and use of pharmacoeconomics for health care decision makers and health care researchers.

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