Showcasing ICHP’s work on an international stage

Our Business Intelligence team are showcasing their work at the world’s leading global conference for health economics and outcomes research.

The International Society of Pricing and Outcomes Research’s conference (ISPOR 2019) held in New Orleans from May 18 to 22 and brings together over 4,000 patient representatives, healthcare leaders,  policy makers and researchers.

ICHP’s Deputy Director of Business Intelligence, Andi Orlowski and Health Economist Dhivya Subramaniam are at the conference to share ICHP’s industry-leading approaches to population health techniques, looking specifically at the use of Difference in Differences (DiD) analyses.

The DiD analyses are typically used to estimate the effect of a specific intervention by comparing changes in outcome over a period of time between a population that has been affected by it and a population that has not. They are particularly useful for healthcare providers and commissioners looking to understand the impact of any changes they make.

Andi will be presenting a research poster and his work around the impact of direct oral anti coagulants (DOACs) on stroke. His research looks at the use of the new drugs for patients with atrial fibrillation and the subsequent impact on stroke rates and their associated costs. (His slides are available here).

Dhivya will be presenting a research poster on her DiD analysis of the early progress of integrated care systems (ICS). Looking at a number of key metrics drawn from the ICS incentives framework, she used Hospital Episode Statistics to compare factors such as waiting times, attendance levels and readmissions.

Andi said: Improving care for patients is at the heart of all we do at ICHP. It is an incredible opportunity to be at ISPOR enabling us to learn, share and drive conversations with other global leaders in health economic and outcomes research. The connections that we are making here will lead to future collaborations and accelerate our understanding for our partners and positively impact our work for patient care.”