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29 September 2020

08:00 - 12:00

Application of HEOR in Health Policy Decision Making

Level

Introductory

Track

Economic Evaluation


  • Description
  • The acronym HEOR (health economics and outcomes research) is widely used, yet often means different things to different people. This short course endeavors to create a single language of what HEOR entails on the one hand, but as importantly, how the different components are and can be used in policy formation and value communication.

    Accordingly, the first section of the short course will be devoted to the theoretical basis of HEOR including economics, health economics, evidence, cost-effectiveness approaches and budget impact analysis. From an outcomes research perspective several methods will be covered including retrospective, prospective, registries, patient reported outcomes, comparative effectiveness research, etc. The second section will follow a practical approach using two case studies and applying the theoretical knowledge gained.

    After the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

    1. Describe how health economics plays an important role in health policy;
    2. Understand the different health economic and outcomes research methods that can inform policy;
    3. Develop a value story based on HEOR principles in support of policy decisions;
    4. Understand HTA approaches and how HEOR supports it;
    5. integrate HEOR techniques into their health care decision making framework; and
    6. Use a framework to communicate value of an innovation based on HEOR methodologies.

     



29 September 2020

08:00 - 12:00

Budget Impact Analysis: From Theory to Practice

Level

Intermediate

Track

Economic Evaluation


  • Description
  • Budget Impact Analysis (BIA) is an important tool in the healthcare decision making process. This applies as much to policy makers and payers as to suppliers. This course is designed to prepare the audience to gain a theoretical understanding of BIA as well as how to design a BIA in MS Excel suing a standard approach, but aligned with best global practices.

    The course will be split into two sections: i) a Theoretical Section which will follow a didactic teaching method to provide participants with the theoretical knowledge required to successfully complete the hands-on exercises; ii) a Practical Section where participants will divide into several smaller working groups to build a basic BIA model in MS Excel. Participants will be provided with i) an electronic data set that can be used as input parameters for a BIA, and ii) a basic architecture of an Excel-based BIA that can be designed and updated to perform a BIA. 

    As this course will contain both a theoretical as well as practical component, attendees should have access to a laptop with MS Excel installed (preferably version 2019), for either Windows or iOS.

    After the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

    1. Describe what policy questions a BIA could address;
    2. Explain how a BIA differs from a cost-effectiveness model;
    3. Develop a basic BIA in Microsoft Excel; and
    4. Present the results at a policy level to support decision-making.