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Tuesday, June 28 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
#246: Valuing the Signal and the Noise in Health Care Horizon Scanning

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Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-574-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

Horizon scanning is a method for identifying and monitoring interventions and innovations that have potential to impact clinical care, patient outcomes and the broader health care system. Dedicated horizon scanning programs focused on American and international markets function as publicly available tools useful for setting research agendas; planning regulatory and coverage/payment decisions; and providing early alerts to patients, clinicians, and health technology assessors. In this forum, representatives from American- and European-based horizon scanning efforts will demonstrate how both hits (early captured innovations with major impacts) and misses (e.g., non-identified interventions, non-impactful interventions), and the broader horizon scanning system methodology can provide a useful view of emerging technologies and the future health care landscape.

Learning Objectives

Identify horizon scanning resources and findings; Describe uses for horizon scanning findings by research funders, technology assessment organizations and coverage/payer groups; Describe the use of horizon scanning for understanding the larger landscape of innovation in a variety of clinical areas.


Christian Cuevas, PhD


Horizon Scanning Systems: Comparison of US and International Systems
Diane Robertson

Elise Berliner, PhD

Christian Cuevas, PhD

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Christian Cuevas

Senior Clinical Analyst, Health Technology Assessment Group, ECRI Institute
Clinical Analyst at ECRI Institute I worked on the Horizon Scanning program following the clinical development of close to 200 emerging oncology interventions and determining their potential to have an impact on the healthcare system. Postdoctoral Fellow at University Pennsylvania... Read More →


Elise Berliner

Director, Technology Assessment Program, Agency For Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Dr. Berliner is the Director of the Technology Assessment Program at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The Technology Assessment Program provides technology assessments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to inform Medicare coverage decisions... Read More →
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Diane Robertson

Director, Health Technology Assessment, ECRI Institute
Served as ECRI Institute's project manager for the AHRQ Healthcare Horizon Scanning Program for 5 years. More than 30 years (including 22 with ECRI Institute’s Health Technology Assessment program) leading projects, health technology research and analysis, writing, and publishing... Read More →

Tuesday June 28, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
103A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
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