The Center for Outcomes and Policy Research (COPR) at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute aims to enhance the experiences and outcomes of patients through rigorous research on health outcomes and policy. Investigators assess the clinical efficacy, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of interventions to prevent and treat cancer.
The Decision Systems Group (DSG) at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital conducts research in computer-based decision support, information retrieval, clinical information systems, image-based reasoning, bioinformatics, and machine learning applications, including the development of algorithms, software environments, and computer-based tools.
The Health Decision Sciences Center (HDSC) at the Massachusetts General Hospital is committed to improving the quality of decisions made by patients and health care providers. Research focuses on developing, implementing, and evaluating decision aids and decision quality measures to support shared decision-making in medical encounters.
The Institute for Technology Assessment (ITA) at the Massachusetts General Hospital conducts research to guide the development, evaluation and utilization of technologies that improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of medical care. Areas of focus include decision analysis, economic evaluation, and health-related quality of life.
ICER conducts evidence-based reviews of health care interventions, such as drug, devices and diagnostics. For every report, ICER follows a process that includes numerous opportunities for stakeholders to engage and be involved throughout its development.
Center for Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health (CEVR) is a member of the Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies at Tufts Medical Center, Boston. The mission of CEVR is to analyze the benefits, risks, and costs of strategies to improve health and health care and to communicate the findings to clinicians and policymakers.