The Horizon Scanning System: Assessing the Impacts of Emerging Health Innovations

A Policy Forum and Live Webinar Sponsored by the Center on Health Care Effectiveness
Jun 14, 2016 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Washington, DC, and OnlineWashington, DC, and Online

The Horizon Scanning System, administered by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), was the first public horizon scanning system to focus on emerging health technologies and innovations in the United States. The system was designed to identify, monitor, and evaluate new and emerging technologies that may significantly impact the way health care is provided in this country.

Mathematica’s Center on Health Care Effectiveness held an in-depth discussion of how the Horizon Scanning System was used on June 14, 2016, at 12:00 p.m. (ET). Our expert panel introduced the basic elements of the system, then reviewed findings from a newly released evaluation of its performance. Policymakers can use the lessons learned from the evaluation to inform future scanning efforts on emerging health care innovations and technologies.

Our speakers included the following experts:

  • Elise Berliner, AHRQ
  • Joe Cummings, University Health System Consortium (now Vizient)
  • Nancy Duda, Mathematica
  • Donald Liss, Independence Blue Cross
  • Kara Odom Walker, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
  • Eugene Rich, Mathematica
  • Karen Schoelles, ECRI Institute  

This event was valuable for:

  • Federal policymakers
  • State Medicaid directors
  • Staff and members of professional patient associations
  • Health care payers and purchasers
  • Health policy researchers
  • Comparative effectiveness researchers
  • Health technology innovators

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