Alberta health organizations and universities team up to optimize analysis of real world data to inform decision-making
The Institute of Health Economics, the University of Alberta, and the University of Calgary are pleased to announce the creation of the Alberta Real World Evidence (RWE) Consortium. The mandate of the Consortium is to support the development of quality real world evidence generation and utilization.
RWE studies investigate the impact of an intervention or technology on health outcomes and resource utilization in clinical conditions outside of the controlled clinical trial setting. The evidence is generated from routinely collected health data to evaluate the safety, effectiveness, and value of newly introduced or existing health technologies and/or other interventions.
Alberta has one of the largest, most mature, detailed and comprehensive health system data depositories in Canada. As such, Alberta is poised to become a global leader in RWE generation. To realize this potential, the Universities of Alberta and Calgary, along with the Institute of Health Economics, have led the formation of the Alberta RWE Consortium.
Consortium membership also includes Alberta Innovates, Alberta Health, Alberta Economic Development and Trade, and Alberta Health Services.