PPD, HealthCore Collaborate on Real-World Evidence

June 16, 2015
Applied Clinical Trials Editorial Staff

Applied Clinical Trials

PPD and HealthCore, the clinical outcomes research subsidiary of Anthem, have established a collaboration that will enable both companies to further expand their services.

 

PPD and HealthCore, the clinical outcomes research subsidiary of Anthem, have established a collaboration that will enable both companies to further expand their services in the pre- and post-approval research market with the aim of helping biopharmaceutical clients demonstrate more quickly and cost effectively how their products will perform and benefit patients in the real world.

The majority of post-approval pharmaceutical research includes HEOR, as life sciences companies seek to generate real-world outcomes as part of their cost-effectiveness analyses. Payers are requesting more real-world evidence to help them analyze product safety and effectiveness. As a result, companies are undertaking more pragmatic clinical trials and other Phase IV studies to meet the payer need for real-world outcomes data and to support appropriate reimbursement. The collaboration allows life sciences companies to engage in one contract with combined services from PPD and HealthCore that has the potential to cover product research in both pre- and post- approval settings. Both PPD and HealthCore will be able to provide biopharmaceutical companies analyses of medical claims data and electronic health records necessary to understand the utilization and impact of their products and to design appropriate pragmatic clinical trials that address payers’ needs.

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