Top Executives From HealthCore and AstraZeneca Present Steps Taken to Develop Better Drugs and Help Payers Make Outcomes-Based Formulary Decisions

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Learn about strategies to generate real-world data that payers need to make outcomes-based formulary decisions in a Feb. 16 webinar sponsored by Atlantic Information Services.

Atlantic Information Services, Inc., publisher of Specialty Pharmacy News and Drug Benefit News is pleased to announce its February 16 webinar, Generating Real-World Evidence for Formulary Development: Health Plan Strategies and Results. See webinar details at

Comparative-effectiveness research (CER) has been gaining ground as health plans seek to provide optimal patient care through evidence-based decisions. The federal government has recognized the importance of CER with the establishment of a national data clearinghouse and funding of other research activities, but it has not yet delivered the evidence that payers are seeking. As a result, insurers and PBMs are conducting their own real-world evidence studies to determine which drug therapies are both clinically effective and cost-efficient. Find out what innovative steps two industry leaders have taken to generate real-world data to develop better drugs and help payers make outcomes-based formulary decisions.

On Feb. 16 top executives from HealthCore and AstraZeneca demonstrate how these two companies have collaborated to deliver real-world evidence to payers. Participants will get insider perspectives on key questions such as:

  • How are health plans using real-world evidence today? With what results?
  • How can these data be used to improve the quality of health care and reduce costs?
  • What methods can health plans use to generate real-world evidence?
  • Which therapeutic conditions would benefit from these data the most?
  • What are the most important lessons learned so far from the HealthCore-AstraZeneca collaboration?

After a lively 60-minute presentation, a concluding 30-minute question-and-answer session will allow webinar participants to pose individual questions to the speakers. Visit to learn more about the speakers:

  • Marcus D. Wilson, Pharm.D., is president of HealthCore, WellPoint’s wholly owned outcomes research subsidiary.
  • Brian Sweet, B.S. Pharm., M.B.A., is executive director, healthcare alliances, at AstraZeneca.

Visit for more details and registration information.

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