All posts by: Chitra Lele

About Chitra Lele

President and Founder 30+ years in industry and academia; 24 years in Pharma & CRO in Clinical research, post-marketing and safety; cancer epidemiology; Entrepreneurial experience; Statistics and Actuarial qualification.

Actu-Real Inc. and Jehangir Clinical Dev Centre announce strategic collaboration to further real-world research

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ATLANTA, Feb. 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Actu-Real Inc., a US-based specialized Contract Research Organization (CRO) focused on data analytics and Real-World Evidence (RWE) and Jehangir Clinical Development Centre (JCDC), a pioneering CRO conducting world-class clinical and medical research in India, today announced the signing of a strategic collaboration agreement to further research based on RWE. […]

On Demand Webinar: Value-based agreements – are we going to see more or less of them?

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Value-based agreements (VBAs), Managed Entry Agreements (MEAs) or Outcomes-based agreements are arrangements between manufacturers and healthcare payers that allow for coverage of innovative treatments while managing uncertainty around financial impact or performance. VBAs are utilized to address payer concerns about the product’s clinical value. Over the past decade, much has been learned about the application […]

Value-based healthcare, and the challenges of establishing its benefits

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Value-based healthcare, so intuitively appealing yet so difficult to demonstrate. In the US, most healthcare spend is based on a fee-for-service reimbursement method; providers get paid based on the specific services that they perform. For most providers there are no financial incentives to reduce costs, improve quality, or enhance the patient’s experience. Under a value-based […]

The Paradigm of Risk rationalization in healthcare and insurance – Expanding role of Data Science

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The concept of risk sharing is fundamental to all insurance products and contracts.  At the simplest level, it is about sharing of risk between an insurance company and a policy holder for life insurance, car insurance etc. The concept is also fundamental to all stakeholders who are involved, for e.g., risk sharing between an insurance […]

Risk Sharing Agreements in Healthcare – the role of Real World Evidence, actuarial analytics and risk management principles

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Introduction: Outcomes-based care and contracting or Value-based pricing or Performance-based risk sharing agreements are intuitive concepts which have been talked about for some time, have been applied in select situations by manufacturers, payers and providers with mixed results, but whose time has now clearly arrived.   Recent Developments: In Italy, drug-pricing negotiations based on cost […]

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