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Wednesday, June 29 • 8:00am - 9:30am
#303: Value-Based Health Care Decision Making: The Quest for Smarter Spending

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Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: CME 1.50; IACET 1.50; RN 1.50

As demand increases for better management of health care costs while still providing the highest levels of care, the landscape is evolving into one assessed on value. All stakeholders – providers, payers, manufacturers, and ultimately patients – are interested in the impact this movement toward value has, including who is making or influencing access decisions and what information and evidence is being used to define value. In this session, you will hear perspectives from multiple stakeholders to better understand the challenges and implications brought by this new focus towards value, and uncover ideas of collaboration to realize smarter health care spending.

Learning Objectives

Review the global landscape of value-based health care decision making; Discuss the challenges facing health care stakeholders as they work to understand this new “value” assessment and what that means for future decisions and patient access; Identify evidence considerations for pharmaceutical research and development plans; Share ideas on stakeholder collaboration for optimal results.


Jennifer Snow, MPH


Ben Heywood, MBA

Sarah Garner

Richard J. Willke, PhD

Newell McElwee

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Jennifer Snow

Director, Health Policy, Xcenda
Jennifer Snow, MPH, is a Director of Health Policy and keeps clients and stakeholders informed on the latest legislative and regulatory updates and their commercial impact. Her team analyzes the healthcare environment and provides strategic guidance on how to best navigate challenges to coverage and access.

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Sarah Garner

Associate Director – Science Policy and Research, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
Professor Sarah Garner is a pharmacist specialising in the interface between Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and regulation. Sarah is the Associate Director for Scientific Policy and Research at NICE and an honorary professor at UCL and Manchester University. She leads Work Packages of the GetReal and ADAPT SMART projects funded by the EU Innovative Medicines Initiative.
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Ben Heywood

President and Co-Founder, PatientsLikeMe
As President and Director of PatientsLikeMe, Benjamin Heywood is responsible for setting the company vision to improve healthcare and accelerate research, while directing its business growth strategy. Inspired by his brother Stephen’s battle with ALS, Heywood co-founded the company in 2004.
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Newell McElwee

Assistant Vice President, Center for Observational and Real-world Evidence, Merck & Co., Inc.
Newell McElwee, PharmD, MSPH, is Executive Director of U.S. Outcomes Research, Merck & Co., Inc. Dr. McElwee serves an active role on many committees including the Steering Committee for the AHRQ Centers for Education, Research, & Training, the Advisory Board for the Institute for Clinical & Economic Review at Harvard Medical School, the External Advisory Board for the Section on Value & Comparative Effectiveness at NYU, the Corporate Advisory... Read More →
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Richard Willke

Chief Science Officer, International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR)
Richard Willke, PhD is Chief Science Officer of the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR). Dr. Willke has over 30 years of experience in health economics and outcomes research, including a succession of group leadership roles with Pfizer and its legacy companies. At ISPOR, Dr. Willke is responsible for strategic initiatives related to the Society's research, scientific, and content priorities.

Wednesday June 29, 2016 8:00am - 9:30am
Ballroom A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA