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Aug 26, 2015

Precision Digital Trends Survey: What Payers Want From Pharma Can Vary

New York, August 26, 2015 – Precision Advisors (, a Precision for Value company, today announced additional findings from its 2015 Digital Trends Study of managed care executives on the types of information Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) requested and received fro ...

Aug 19, 2015

Precision's MacEwan Participates in NEHI "On Call" Series

The Network for Excellence in Health Innovation (NEHI) held a special forum on August 19th, focusing on better use of medicines in diabetes, featuring the recent study and ADA presentation by Precision's Joanna MacEwan.

Dr. MacEwan discussed her recent work and fielded questions from the NEHI ...

Aug 10, 2015

Philipson in Forbes: "Dying to Live"

Tomas Philipson's latest Op-Ed examines end of life care, and why health care is so valuable in the face of death.

To read the complete article, please click here.

Jul 23, 2015

Precision in Bioprocess Online

Precision’s Deb Phippard, PhD, and Jared Kohler, PhD, address the potential of Big Data, analytics, and technology to increase efficiency and decrease costs in the drug development process in a guest column for Bioprocess Online. Read the full article here.

Jul 23, 2015

Precision's Renick and Blandford in Value Based Cancer Care Magazine

Precision’s Dan Renick and Larry Blandford discuss the implications of the new provider-driven value assessment tools in oncology in the July issue of Value Based Cancer Care magazine. Read more here.

Jul 9, 2015

Philipson in Forbes: California's Vaccination Mandate

Tomas Philipson's latest Op-Ed examines California's recently enacted vaccination mandate, and the application of economic epidemiology.

To read his column, please click here.

Jul 6, 2015

Precision's Ton Teaches NIH Course

Precision Associate Director and Senior Research Epidemiologist Thanh Ton has been selected by the National Institutes of Health to teach data management and analysis at the NIH/Fogarty Global Health Program for Scholars and Fellows, to be held July 10-15th in Bethesda, MD. This is Dr. Ton's thi ...

Jul, 2015

PHE's Goldman Elected to ISPOR Board of Directors

Precision is proud to announce that founding partner Dana Goldman has been elected to ISPOR's Board of Directors, effective July 1st, 2015. The Board of Directors are elected by ISPOR members – over 9,500 global members were given the opportunity to vote for nominated candidates.

The Intern ...

Jun 24, 2015

Philipson Quoted in Scientific American worldVIEW

Look for a quote from founding partner Tomas Philipson in the 2015 edition of Scientific American worldVIEW. Commenting on innovative medicines, Dr. Philipson anchors the lead editorial of Stacey L. Worth, Director of Public Policy, The Alliance for the Adoption of Innovations in Medicine.

To d ...

Jun 12, 2015

Look for Precision at BIO 2015!

Precision will be looking for you at the 2015 BIO International Convention in Philadelphia, PA!

Our thought leaders will be participating in a number of panels, including:

Tuesday, June 16th, 10am—11:15am:

Panel - "Ensuring Patient Access to Innovative Medicines"

•Moderator: Christi Shaw ...

Jun 11, 2015

Precision's MacEwan at ADA, in Medscape: 'Penny-wise, Pound-foolish' Approach May Up Costs in Diabetes

(from Medscape Medical News)

Miriam E. Tucker

BOSTON — Among US Medicare beneficiaries with type 2 diabetes, out-of-pocket expenses diminish adherence to medication and may end up increasing overall healthcare costs in the long run, a new study finds.

The results, from an analysis of Medica ...

May 29, 2015

Look for Precision at ASCO Chicago

Look for us at ASCO this week in Chicago-- Precision will be presenting two posters as well as hosting an exhibitor booth.

Precision Health Economics founding partner Tomas Philipson will be presenting his poster, "The relationship between breast cancer progression and workplace productivity i ...

May 28, 2015

Precision's Blandford Quoted in Wall Street Journal

Precision for Medicine’s Larry Blandford was quoted in the Wall Street Journal article: “New Push Ties Cost of Drugs to How Well They Work.” The effort is part of a growing push for so-called pay-for-performance deals amid complaints about the rising price of medications, some of which ...

May 27, 2015

Precision Releases Digital Trends Study: Less Than Half of Managed Care Organizations Have Access to Electronic Medical Records Data

Precision Advisors (, a Precision for Medicine Company, announced the findings from its 2015 Digital Trends Study of 145 managed care executives. The study concludes that decision makers are aware of the concepts of big data and predictive analytics, but are not equippe ...

May 20, 2015

PHE Principal Consultant Anupam Jena Garners ISPOR's 2015 New Investigator Award

Precision is very pleased to announce that Dr. Anupam Jena has been awarded ISPOR's Bernie J. O’Brien New Investigator Award for 2015. The award was announced this week in association with ISPOR's 20th Annual International Meeting, being held in Philadelphia, PA.

The New Investigator Award w ...

May 14, 2015

Look For Precision At ISPOR!

Once again, Precision will have a very strong presence at ISPOR's 20th Annual International Meeting, to be held May 18th-20th at the Philadelphia Convention Center, participating in a number of notable panels, podium and poster presentations.

Precision has two booths on the show floor – on ...

May 13, 2015

PHE's Lakdawalla Discusses Economic Benefits of Cancer Drugs with

PHE's Darius Lakdawalla recently sat down to discuss the economic benefits of cancer drugs with the editors of the series-- featuring 100 Reports from the Frontline.

To read the complete interview (#69), please click here.

May 11, 2015

Philipson in Forbes: Are Patients or Policy Makers Ill-Informed?

Tomas Philipson's latest Op-Ed examines Non-Adherance in Healthcare.

Click here for the full article.

May 8, 2015

PHE's Goldman and Van Nuys Address Personalized Medicine in The Lancet

PHE Founding Partner Dana Goldman and Senior Research Economist Karen Van Nuys, along with co-authors Victor J Dzau, Geoffrey S Ginsburg and David Agus, address new developments in personalized medicine in the latest edition of The Lancet.

For a link to their work in The Lancet, please click here.

May 7, 2015

Dan Renick Discusses Value of Specialized Treatments in Managed Healthcare Executive

Dan Renick, RPh, President of Precision for Value, a unit of Precision for Medicine, discusses the value of specialized treatments in precision medicine in the latest edition of Managed Healthcare Executive.

To read the complete article, please click here.

Apr 30, 2015

Goldman and Lakdawalla Author New Health Affairs Article

PHE's Dana Goldman and Darius Lakdawalla, along with co-author Lee Newcomer, argue for an updated value-based payment system in Oncology in the latest edition of Health Affairs' blog.

To view the complete article, please click here.

Apr 27, 2015

Congressional Budget Office Leader James Baumgardner, PhD, Joins PHE Team

Los Angeles, CA, April 27, 2015—Precision Health Economics (PHE), a Precision for Medicine company, announced today the hiring of James Baumgardner, PhD, as Senior Research Economist. Joining PHE from his post as Deputy Assistant Director in the Health, Retirement, and Long-Term Analysis Divi ...