The latest report from the ISPOR Good Research Practices task force centers on preference-based methods that measure patient and other stakeholder preferences. As health care moves towards patient-centricity, researchers have increasingly engaged patients by involving them in the process through...
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a bacteria that causes stomach infection. That infection can lead to ulcers and stomach cancer, and affects two thirds of the world’s population according to the Mayo Clinic. About 20% of initial treatments for H. pylori are not successful.
RTI Health Solutions had over 45 researchers attending and moderating sessions, conducting short courses, and presenting their research this year at the ISPOR 21st Annual International Meeting in Washington, DC. Here are some of their takeaways.
James Kaye, MD, DrPH, medical oncologist, hematologist, epidemiologist, and senior director of Epidemiology at RTI Health Solutions attended Vice President Joe Biden’s address to the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting Monday night. He shares his thoughts about Mr. Biden’s...
Interest in the assessing the value of commercially available oncology drugs remained very high at this year's meeting.
Research posters authored and co-authored by RTI Health Solutions scientists were awarded ribbons at the ISPOR Conference in Washington, DC last week.
In 2012, more cases of pertussis (whooping cough) were reported in the US than in any year since 1955. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of reported cases of pertussis continues to be elevated: we are still experiencing a resurgence of this disease in the US...
There is clear evidence that high LDL-Cholesterol (LDL-C) levels and the risk of heart attacks and strokes are related. Drug therapies have been shown in trials to reduce death rates and are used to manage LDL-C levels. But what should those levels be?
Why do patient-reported outcomes (PROs) continue to be used infrequently in oncology clinical trials when the use of PROs, in general, is a rising trend?
If you have been to the doctor since 1996 you have probably had to review and sign a privacy agreement concerning your health information, commonly known as HIPAA. It protects your privacy with rules about how your health information can be shared.
HIPAA and Its Influence...
Learn about the recent updates to the AMCP Format for Formulary Submissions by watching the recorded session of our webinar, AMCP Dossiers: Latest Guidelines and Best Practices.
Men’s Health Week is celebrated each year as the week leading up to and including Father’s Day. We’re joining the celebration and heightening of awareness of preventable health problems and treatment of disease in men and boys.
RTIHS researchers contribute to improving men’s health...
Celebrating life, courage, and support this National Cancer Survivors Day® 2016! RTI-HS researchers proudly contribute to research that helps improve cancer care.
Members of our team of researchers returned from the ISPE Mid-Year meeting in Baltimore enthusiastic about the scientific presentations and discussions that took place. Here are some of the key insights and takeaways from the meeting they’d like to share.
RTI Health Solutions joins in celebrating advancements in the field of women's health during Women's Health Week, May 8 - 14. WomensHealth.gov encourages women to take charge and steps toward healthier lives.
Arthritis is the number one cause of disability in the US according to the Arthritis Foundation. Millions of adults suffer from this condition: babies, children, and teens do as well. Arthritis takes its toll both physically, emotionally, and financially. Arthritis accounts for more than $156...
May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, and RTI-HS joins in raising awareness for these conditions. Millions of people are affected by asthma and alergies, and according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, that number is rising. While relatively common, these conditions are...
Donald Stull, PhD, head of Data Analytics and Design Strategy at RTI-Health Solutions is co-author on a journal article that has been named one of the ten most influential articles of 2015 published in the journal Health and Quality of Life Outcomes...
This week, RTI-HS joins in raising awareness for the critical role vaccination plays in protecting the health of our children, families, and communities. National Infant Immunization Week provides an opportunity to draw attention to immunization issues and to focus on solutions.
April is National Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness month. As many as 1 in 4 people worldwide and 3 in 20 people in the US are living with IBS. We’re proud to contribute to research to widen understanding and improve the lives of IBS sufferers.
Recent study results show that people with type 2 diabetes need to watch their alcohol consumption and control their blood pressure, among other things, to lower their risk of developing diabetic retinopathy.
Infographic. Key PRO questions drug developers need to ask. Understand the challenges and opportunities for supporting P&MA with Patient-Reported Outcomes (PRO) data
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC— Forbes magazine has ranked RTI International sixth of 250 in its America's Best Employers list for midsize companies for 2016. RTI Health Solutions is a business unit of RTI International.
Infographic. Key questions orphan drug developers need to ask. Understand the challenges and opportunities for supporting P&MA of orphan drugs worldwide.