Welcome!

News Feed Item

New Online Tool Helps Patient Advocates Navigate Medicines Development and Evaluation Process

INDIANAPOLIS, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --



A new online, interactive training programme designed to help patient advocates better influence decisions related to access to new medicines was launched today in advance of the 6th  Global  Patient  Congress at Ascot, United Kingdom.

Developed by Eli Lilly and Company in collaboration with internationally renowned experts in the fields of patient involvement and health technology assessment (HTA), the eMEET (Medicine Evaluation Educational Training) online resource is a unique tool designed to help patient advocates navigate the complex world of medicines development, evaluation and assessment. eMEET is endorsed by Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi), the global scientific and professional society for those who produce, use, or encounter HTA.[1]

"The growing role of patient engagement in the medicines evaluation process is one of the key drivers to improving access - and patient advocates have much to contribute," commented clinical expert Professor Ken Paterson, Former Chair, Scottish Medicines Consortium. "By helping ensure patients have a voice, it's a win for the healthcare system, a win for the HTA process and most importantly, a win for patients."

Patients have unique knowledge about what it's like to live with an illness, the possible limitations of existing treatments and the potential of new therapies. However, ensuring that patients' experiences are considered can be challenging in an environment where decisions are scientifically based.

"It's absolutely crucial that patient advocates understand the medicine development and HTA processes. Advocates can then make a more robust contribution to the medicines evaluation discussion and be accepted as an equal and knowledgeable stakeholder in healthcare decisions," said Kathy Oliver, Co-director for the International Brain Tumour Alliance (IBTA). "eMEET is a great resource. It's easily accessible online, you can learn at your own pace, and it's an enjoyable and valuable educational tool."

eMEET uses a variety of tools, such as video presentations, animations and exercises to show how patients' experiences can be integrated into these complex processes. The programme helps patient advocates ensure, in the most productive and meaningful way, that their input to the medicines evaluation process successfully highlights patient issues, informs decision-making and aligns with the scientific evidence.

"Evidence from patients can help us understand the challenges associated with current therapies and what they would want from new treatments," said Dr. Karen Facey, HTAi Interest Group for Patient/Citizen involvement in HTA. "This can help us put the scientific evidence into context and understand the true value of a treatment."

The eMEET training programme is presented in modules focused on:

  1. Introduction  and  scene-setting  - the  true  value  of  the  patient  voice
  2. The  journey  of  a  medicine - the  complex  process  of  medicines  discovery,  development  and  evaluation
  3. An  introduction  to  HTA
  4. HTA  in  practice - an  illustration  of  the  complexities  of  health  technology  assessment
  5. Patient  advocacy  group  participation  in  HTA  - how  to  engage  effectively  to  ensure  that  HTA  panels  understand  patients'  needs  and  preferences

eMEET is the online component of the broader MEET programme. Translated into multiple languages, MEET was developed as an interactive one-day training workshop designed to help patient advocacy group leaders understand and engage in the journey of a medicine, including: clinical trials, regulatory evaluation and HTA. eMEET does not focus on any specific disease state. MEET and eMEET are part of the advocacy component of PACE (Patient Access to Cancer care Excellence), a Lilly Oncology initiative. For more information, please visit http://www.meetforpatients.com.

To view the multi-media press release, including the MEET video testimonials, eMEET teaser video and eMEET brochure please click the link below.

www.epresspack.net/mmr/news/5296

About  HTA

According to Health Technology Assessment International's "HTAi Patient and Consumer Glossary," health technology assessment is the "systematic evaluation of the clinical effectiveness and/or cost-effectiveness and/or the social and ethical impact of a health technology" (such as a medicine) "on the lives of patients and the healthcare system." Its aim is to educate healthcare policymakers. HTA organisations, such as NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) in the United Kingdom, recommend whether a specific health technology should be used, and if so, in which setting and for which patients. According to the glossary, "assessments vary, but most look at the health benefits and risks of using the technology. They also look at costs and any wider impacts that the technology might have on a population or on society."[2]

About  PACE 

Created by Lilly Oncology as a global collaboration spanning diverse sectors, PACE (Patient Access to Cancer care Excellence) exists to encourage public policies and healthcare decisions that speed the development of new medicines, assure cancer treatments respond to the needs and qualities of individual patients, and improve patient access to the most effective cancer medicines. PACE is engaging key oncology stakeholders: patients, advocacy, payers, policymakers, providers, the public, researchers and politicians. To learn more about PACE and the PACE  Cancer  Perception  Index, please visit http://www.pacenetwork.com.

About  Lilly  Oncology

For more than fifty years, Lilly has been dedicated to delivering life-changing medicines and support to people living with cancer and those who care for them. Lilly is determined to build on this heritage and continue making life better for all those affected by cancer around the world. To learn more about Lilly's commitment to people with cancer, please visit http://www.LillyOncology.com.

About Eli Lilly and Company

Lilly is a global healthcare leader that unites caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We were founded more than a century ago by a man committed to creating high-quality medicines that meet real needs, and today we remain true to that mission in all our work. Across the globe, Lilly employees work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. To learn more about Lilly, please visit us at http://www.lilly.com and http://newsroom.lilly.com/social-channels.

References:

1. Health Technology Assessment International. What is HTAi? Available at http://www.htai.org/index.php?id=428. Accessed 21 March 2014.

2. Health Technology Assessment International. HTAi Patient and Consumer Glossary: A beginner’s guide to words used in health technology assessment. October 2009. Available at http://www.ihe.ca/documents/HTAiPatientAndConsumerGlossaryOctober2009_01.pdf. Accessed 21 March 2014.

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
In his session at Cloud Expo, Robert Cohen, an economist and senior fellow at the Economic Strategy Institute, will provide economic scenarios that describe how the rapid adoption of software-defined everything including cloud services, SDDC and open networking will change GDP, industry growth, productivity and jobs. This session will also include a drill down for several industries such as finance, social media, cloud service providers and pharmaceuticals.
IoT generates lots of temporal data. But how do you unlock its value? You need to discover patterns that are repeatable in vast quantities of data, understand their meaning, and implement scalable monitoring across multiple data streams in order to monetize the discoveries and insights. Motif discovery and deep learning platforms are emerging to visualize sensor data, to search for patterns and to build application that can monitor real time streams efficiently. In his session at @ThingsExpo, ...
Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA) has announced that NoviFlow Inc.has deployed IxNetwork® to validate the company’s designs and accelerate the delivery of its proven, reliable products. Based in Montréal, NoviFlow Inc. supports network carriers, hyperscale data center operators, and enterprises seeking greater network control and flexibility, network scalability, and the capacity to handle extremely large numbers of flows, while maintaining maximum network performance. To meet these requirements, NoviFlow in...
Choosing the right cloud for your workloads is a balancing act that can cost your organization time, money and aggravation - unless you get it right the first time. Economics, speed, performance, accessibility, administrative needs and security all play a vital role in dictating your approach to the cloud. Without knowing the right questions to ask, you could wind up paying for capacity you'll never need or underestimating the resources required to run your applications.
Security, data privacy, reliability and regulatory compliance are critical factors when evaluating whether to move business applications from in-house client hosted environments to a cloud platform. In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Vandana Viswanathan, Associate Director at Cognizant, In this session, will provide an orientation to the five stages required to implement a cloud hosted solution validation strategy.
"delaPlex is a software development company. We do team-based outsourcing development," explained Mark Rivers, COO and Co-founder of delaPlex Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
ReadyTalk has expanded the capabilities of the FoxDen collaboration platform announced late last year to include FoxDen Connect, an in-room video collaboration experience that launches with a single touch. With FoxDen Connect, users can now not only engage in HD video conferencing between iOS and Android mobile devices or Chrome browsers, but also set up in-person meeting rooms for video interactions. A host’s mobile device automatically recognizes the presence of a meeting room via beacon tech...
Ovum, a leading technology analyst firm, has published an in-depth report, Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting a DevOps Release Management Solution, 2016–17. The report focuses on the automation aspects of DevOps, Release Management and compares solutions from the leading vendors.
Continuous testing helps bridge the gap between developing quickly and maintaining high quality products. But to implement continuous testing, CTOs must take a strategic approach to building a testing infrastructure and toolset that empowers their team to move fast. Download our guide to laying the groundwork for a scalable continuous testing strategy.
On Dice.com, the number of job postings asking for skill in Amazon Web Services increased 76 percent between June 2015 and June 2016. Salesforce.com saw its own skill mentions increase 37 percent, while DevOps and Cloud rose 35 percent and 28 percent, respectively. Even as they expand their presence in the cloud, companies are also looking for tech professionals who can manage projects, crunch data, and figure out how to make systems run more autonomously. Mentions of ‘data science’ as a skill ...
Adding public cloud resources to an existing application can be a daunting process. The tools that you currently use to manage the software and hardware outside the cloud aren’t always the best tools to efficiently grow into the cloud. All of the major configuration management tools have cloud orchestration plugins that can be leveraged, but there are also cloud-native tools that can dramatically improve the efficiency of managing your application lifecycle. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that LeaseWeb USA, a cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider, will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. LeaseWeb is one of the world's largest hosting brands. The company helps customers define, develop and deploy IT infrastructure tailored to their exact business needs, by combining various kinds cloud solutions.
Amazon has gradually rolled out parts of its IoT offerings in the last year, but these are just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to optimizing their back-end AWS offerings, Amazon is laying the ground work to be a major force in IoT – especially in the connected home and office. Amazon is extending its reach by building on its dominant Cloud IoT platform, its Dash Button strategy, recently announced Replenishment Services, the Echo/Alexa voice recognition control platform, the 6-7 strategic...
Up until last year, enterprises that were looking into cloud services usually undertook a long-term pilot with one of the large cloud providers, running test and dev workloads in the cloud. With cloud’s transition to mainstream adoption in 2015, and with enterprises migrating more and more workloads into the cloud and in between public and private environments, the single-provider approach must be revisited. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Yoav Mor, multi-cloud solution evangelist at Cloudy...
Extreme Computing is the ability to leverage highly performant infrastructure and software to accelerate Big Data, machine learning, HPC, and Enterprise applications. High IOPS Storage, low-latency networks, in-memory databases, GPUs and other parallel accelerators are being used to achieve faster results and help businesses make better decisions. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at NVIDIA, focused on some of the unique ways extreme computing is...