In Oregon’s Action Plan for Health, the Oregon Health Policy Board calls for the development of an initial set of 10 Oregon-based best practice guidelines and standards. The intent is to build upon the high standards of evidence evaluation used in the development of guidelines and health technology assessments by HERC and other trusted sources, creating a process that will allow evidence-based practices to be applied rapidly and uniformly across public and private settings to reduce unnecessary care and drive down costs.
Coverage Guidance Development Process (pdf)
Contact Person: Jason Gingerich
Health Evidence Review Commission is seeking ad hoc experts to inform its work
on Coverage Guidances on the following topics:
- Use of DEXA in screening for and monitoring of osteoporosis
- Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for non-intracranial malignancies
topics will be discussed by the Health Technology Assessment Subcommittee over
the coming months, with initial discussion and/or review of public comments
planned for the June 24 and September 23 meetings of the Health Technology
Assessment Subcommittee. To apply, email a
completed Conflict of Interest form and a current CV to HERC.firstname.lastname@example.org
or fax to 503-373-5511, to the attention of the Health Evidence Review
Commission. The application deadline is May 15, 2013 for all three topics.
ad hoc experts will be appointed by Dr. Jeanene Smith, OHPR Administrator.
Applicants not appointed (and any other member of the public) may submit
written comments on the proposed coverage guidance during a 30-day public
comment period which will occur once the subcommittee approves a draft version.
Interested parties can monitor the status of coverage guidances by
self-registering for e-subscribe.
What Is Evidence-informed Health Policymaking
This presentation, by Martha Gerrity from the Center for Evidence-based Policy at Oregon Health and Sciences University, discusses the use of evidence for making health policy decisions. Methods of analyzing evidence (e.g., systematic reviews, randomized controlled trials, observational studies) to determine its quality are described. Also discussed are key questions which should be asked when reviewing evidence.
This presentation was made to the Health Technology Assessment Subcommittee of the Health Evidence Review Commission on March 22, 2012. This video is being posted for use by the HERC and its subcommittees as well others who might benefit from a primer on this topic.