Testimony on Comparative Effectiveness Research

Nancy Smith, Health Advancement Collaborative of Central New York

On April 3, 2009, public testimony on comparative effectiveness research was given at a meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality. The testimony represents the views of the presenter and not necessarily those of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) or the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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Thank you for this opportunity to comment.

We encourage AHRQ to reserve some level of funding for demonstration/pilot programs to develop communty-based effectiveness review mechanisms. These pilots would test models of practice review at the local level that incorporate best practice standards and local variation data that support recommendations for change targeted at local medical communities.  Pilots associated with emerging RHIOs will allow the development of trusted mechanisms that, in time, will draw on clinical data from health information exchanges.

Nancy Smith, Executive Director

Health Advancement Collaborative of Central New York

Current as of April 2009
Internet Citation: Testimony on Comparative Effectiveness Research: Nancy Smith, Health Advancement Collaborative of Central New York. April 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/speech/haccny.html