The Role of Health Economics in Evidenced-Based Policymaking

Wednesday, June 26, 2019: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
McKinley - Mezzanine Level (Marriott Wardman Park Hotel)
Zeynal Karaca
Herbert S Wong , Anthony LoSasso , Joseph Antos and Deborah Freund

On January 14, 2019, the President signed into law H.R. 4174 - Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018. This new law aims to improve decision-making and facilitate program improvement through strengthening Federal agency evaluation capacity, furthering open data efforts, and improving access to data for statistical and evidence-building purposes while protecting confidential information. This session will discuss: •challenges and opportunities in implementing the new law; •how the new law will affect access to data; •the role of health economic and policy research in this new environment; and •the effects the new law will have on how health care is delivered in the U.S.

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