The PhRMA Foundation recently announced the winners of the 2020 Value Assessment Challenge Awards and among the recipients were Founding Associate Dean Jonathan Watanabe, Founding Dean Jan Hirsch along with their colleague from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine, Dr. Derjung Tarn.
The awards aim to support new concepts that help define innovative, patient-centered approaches to measuring health care value. Their work proposed a step-wise framework that shapes goals based on patient values and shared decision-making that is continuously refined by utilizing a population-based evidence assessment repository (PEAR) to achieve person-centered care. The PEAR aims to empower the care team to ensure measurable data-driven treatment decisions that are tailored towards patient needs, characteristics, and wishes.
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