Realising the Potential of Real-World Evidence for Learning Healthcare Systems

The RWE4Decisions initiative held its first public meeting on 22 September to discuss how to support the use of real-world evidence to inform HTA/payer decisions and enable ‘learning healthcare systems’ to improve patient outcomes.

Based on the learnings from concrete case studies, we addressed questions including: 

  • What is the role of real-world data (RWD) collection & real-world evidence (RWE) generation in assessing the value of treatments for patients and healthcare systems? 
  • What are the key challenges that need to be addressed in order to make the most effective use of RWE to enable decisions by HTA/payers? Who needs to do what to address these issues? 
  • How are recent advances in digital and advanced analytics allowing RWE to be used in new ways?  

Consideration was given on how to realise a  multi-stakeholder EU Learning Network on Real-World Evidence – an agile platform for collaboration between HTA bodies, payers, regulators, industry, clinicians, and patients.   

The outputs of this meeting will feed into the planning of a high-level conference on 10 November in Brussels – hosted under the associated programme of the EU German Presidency – with the participation of the European Commission, leading Parliamentarians and national decision-makers. We aim to have defined clear policy asks in order to call for action by the EU institutions as well as national decision-makers.

Upcoming Events

Public Webinar: Can Endpoints from Digital Technology Provide Meaningful Outcomes for HTA?
15:00-16:30 CEST