Data Collection Methods2021-05-21T11:41:15-04:00

Data Collection Methods

  • All healthcare stakeholders – payers, providers, patients and policymakers alike – require significant evidence of value in terms of comparative clinical- and cost-effectiveness prior to adopting new technologies.

  • The quality of the data you generate is defined by your data collection methodologies.

  • A well-defined data collection method can produce evidence supporting your value messages and prevent siloing of information.

  • While randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are deemed the “gold standard” for evidence generation, you don’t always need to conduct one – there are many instances where conducting a RCT may not even be feasible – and there are many other methods of collecting the data you need.

  • It’s often necessary to collect data using a combination of different data collection modes (through mixed mode studies).

  • Meta-analyses draw upon existing data from several different studies and produce evidence at the top of the hierarchy of evidence.

  • With intimate knowledge about the data dilemmas faced by clients and expertise in data creation at every level of the healthcare ecosystem, our experts can gather the value-focused data needed to bring your technology to market through a variety of study designs and methods, including quantitative, qualitative, prospective and retrospective research, real-world data collection, meta-analyses, mixed mode studies and more.

  • We can review planned clinical protocols (or help to develop them) to ensure your patient-reported outcomes (PRO) and economic endpoints reflect the research question you’re looking to answer and ensure instruments are well-defined and reliable; work with contacts at your clinical sites to define a site-specific data collection strategy; educate site contacts on which patient forms should be collected, as well as how forms should be de-identified and delivered; and collect patient forms (e.g., UB-04, CMS-1500 (HCFA-1500), and itemized billing forms) and PRO instruments, abstract data, and create and maintain databases in preparation for data analysis.

  • With access to a breadth of disease registries, device and medication registries, insurance billing and claims databases (e.g., Medicare Claims, MarketScan/Truven, and more), our experts can abstract real-world data (RWD) to demonstrate the combined clinical and economic value of your technology.


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