The objective is to establish consensus on and provide emerging good practices for conducting, reporting and evaluating data quality of electronic health records (EHRs) for health technology assessments (HTAs), including a data quality checklist for use of EHR-derived real-world data (RWD). The task force will build on the frameworks and approaches under development across HTA agencies, as well as on the richer data quality standards literature that has been more focused on regulatory decision making.
This topic is of high interest in the HEOR community and across geographies, given the inexorable increase of digital data across the globe. Currently, there are no fully developed frameworks for HTA use, including a lack of attention on resource use derived from RWD that informs costs and budget impact analyses. These data may need to be evaluated and assessed differently from clinical data informing effectiveness. The task force will explore this in detail and report recommendations for different types of uses, such as clinical effectiveness or resource use. The patient perspective in the study design, outcome selection has been recognized of increasing importance and we will include a section on patient-centeredness in the final report.