On February 25, 2015, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Health Economics Common Fund Program convened a workshop to engage a range of stakeholders in discussions about how NIH-funded research can enhance the role of personalized medicine in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of health care.
The goal of the workshop was to facilitate dialogue among researchers, stakeholders, and NIH staff to (1) inform stakeholders of ongoing NIH-funded research initiatives and (2) help researchers focus on questions of critical value to stakeholders.
Senior Policy Researcher Dr. Chapin White met with the Health Economics working group to discuss his research into "Designing Health Plan Networks to Steer Patients to Higher-value Providers." A summary of his remarks can be found here.
Study results from Health Economics-funded researcher Jody Sindelar suggest that for low-income individuals, a greater emphasis on the financial costs of smoking could be more effective to motivate quitting than health-related messages. Read the article summary...
Noted economist Martin F. Gaynor met with the Health Economics Working Group to discuss his thoughts about the current state of health care markets and areas for future research. A summary of his remarks can be found here.
The Health Economics Working Group partnered with the editors of the Forum for Health Economics & Policy to publish a special issue on the economics of personalized health care and prevention. The issue features an introduction by Working Group members Gregory Bloss (NIAAA) and John G. Haaga (NIA) and revised versions of the commissioned papers from five teleconference participants: Anirban Basu, Dana Goldman, Donald Kenkel, David Meltzer, and Kathryn Phillips.
The special issue can be accessed at: http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/fhep.2013.16.issue-2/issue-files/fhep.2013.16.issue-2.xml
In 2012 the Health Economics Working Group held teleconferences with invited experts to discuss the state of the science concerning the determinants and consequences of personalized health care and to discuss medical technologies.
View the executive summaries here:
Read the meeting report...