The impact of health technology made simple...

...from the implications of new medical procedures, technologies and policies...

...to measuring their impact on current clinical practices...

...through close collaboration with health care professionals, researchers, and regulators.

Vital Transformation is a small, unique consultancy focused on addressing the challenges of today’s modern healthcare system. We partner with your organisation to help you find answers to hard to solve problems.

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LATEST RESEARCH

International Reference Pricing Under H.R.3 Would Devastate the Emerging Biotechnology Sector, Leading to 56 Fewer New Medicines Coming to Market Over 10 Years

Vital Transformation projected the impact that utilizing international reference pricing for retail medicines (as proposed as part of the Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019, H.R.3) would have on the innovative biotechnology sector in the U.S. While the industry revenue reductions resulting from H.R.3 would harm industry innovation across the board, the analysis found that it would have an especially large impact on small, emerging biotech firms that rely on venture capital and revenue streams from the rest of the industry to finance their R&D investments. The result will be fewer medicines coming to market and available to patients.

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In France, it takes 530 days between market authorisation and patients having access to a new medicine. It’s 374 days in Spain, 111 in the UK, and 106 in Germany.

In this webinar we discuss the current access challenges to access to new, innovative oncology treatments in Europe, as well as reforming processes to make reimbursement pathways clearer and more efficient. The objective is to foster timely and appropriate access for those patients with unmet medical needs, and increased clarity and certainty around regulatory access decisions.

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MORE RESEARCH

Tying Medicare Part B Drug Prices to International Reference Pricing Will Devastate R&D

26th November 2019



According to Secretary Azar of Health and Human Services, implementing international reference pricing (IPI) in Medicare Part B will have minimal impacts. He has stated, “These savings, while substantial for American patients and taxpayers, cannot possibly pull out more than 1 percent of R&D.” As companies traditionally spend 20% of free cash flow on R&D, we have measured the IPI impact according to industry standard metrics.

Making Real World Data Real – New RWE Methodologies for HTAs

With the increasing use of accelerated regulatory tools like the Food and Drug Administration’s breakthrough designation, there are mounting challenges for European health technology assessors (HTAs) to make an accurate assessment of the long- term value and performance of many new therapies. Data presented in evidence is often extrapolated from outcomes six months or less, and what’s good enough for regulatory approval often doesn’t meet the needs for comparative effectiveness, value, and outcomes measures for HTAs. Vital Transformation’s recent BMJ publication demonstrates a novel, practical approach to harnessing electronic health records and RWE to help solve this problem. However, access to robust deidentified patient records in Europe is key.

Are CAR-T therapies living up to their hype? A study using real-world data in two cohorts to determine how well they are actually working in practice compared with bone marrow transplants

18th July 2019

With the increasing demands being placed on HTAs in Europe, a methodology allowing for a valid assessment of the clinical effectiveness and costs for indications targeting small patient populations and orphan conditions, such as ALL, at the time of a reimbursement decision is vital. This is particularly true when the costs of these interventions are significantly high, such as in the case of CAR-T, where costs exceed US$375 000. By extracting RWD from live hospital EHRs, we were able to demonstrate a novel methodology that allows us to move beyond the use of proxies for clinical effectiveness measures extrapolated from clinical trials to obtain an assessment of the long-term outcomes and total costs of new therapies, such as CAR-T, compared with the next-best legacy treatment option.

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