ECRI Institute's Value Analysis Roadshow

Free educational program and networking lunch | San Francisco, CA

September 27, 2018 10:00 - 1:00


Value Analysis: Best Practices for Navigating the Evidence Maze is a free, onsite seminar for hospitals, health systems, and payers. This educational seminar, hosted by University of California San Francisco at Mission Bay Medical Center, features value analysis insight, case studies, and guidance on best practices. Information will be presented by ECRI Institute's experts and invited guests. This event is designed to help you:

  • Understand best practices for value analysis
  • Apply PICOTS (patients, intervention, comparators, outcomes, timeframe for follow-up, setting), the analytic framework that provides context for product requests
  • Benchmark your practices against those of your peers
  • Simplify value analysis with ECRI Institute’s ValuVu™, our product evaluation workflow application for all technology decisions

Who Should Attend this Event?

This free in-person event is open only to hospitals and health systems, primarily to individuals in supply chain and value analysis, and payers. Registrations from medical device or pharmaceutical industry representatives, or independent consultants, will not be accepted. You must attend this event in person to participate, as it will not be broadcast or recorded. The free program includes lunch and time for professional networking.


Please contact Jennifer Maslin at (610) 825-6000, ext. 5519 or

Agenda & Speakers

9:30 - 10:00: Registration and Coffee

10:00 - 10:05: Welcome and Introduction
Doug Reid, Regional Account Executive, ECRI Institute, PA

10:05 - 10:55: Audience Interactive: Top 5 Challenges for Health System Value Analysis
Elke Nelson-Nichols, PhD, Assistant Director, Strategic Initiatives, Health Technology Assessment and ECRIgene™, ECRI Institute

10:15 - 10:40: How the PICOTS Framework Informs Value Analysis Processes and Engages Clinicians
Elke Nelson-Nichols, PhD, ECRI Institute

10:40 - 10:45: Break
10:45 - 11:45: __Live Case Studies: A Panel Discussion
Moderator: Elke Nelson-Nichols, PhD, ECRI Institute


  • Brian Leonard, Purchasing Manager, UCSF Health
  • Phillip Pellerin, Director, Supply Chain Management, Contracting, Purchasing, PPI, and Vendor Management, Verity Health System
  • Daniel Schroeder, Value Analysis Program Facilitator, UC Davis Medical Center

11:45 - 12:05: Value Analysis: Ready? Set. Go!
Jennifer Myers, Vice President, Health Technology Services, ECRI Institute

12:05 - 12:15: Break

12:15 - 1:00: ValuVu™ Demo and Networking Lunch
Jennifer Myers, ECRI Institute


UCSF Medical Center Mission Bay
Betty Irene Moore Women’s Hospital and Bakar Cancer Hospital
1855 4th Street
San Francisco, CA 94158
Room: MBH A1617-AB (1st Floor)


Space is Limited So Register Now