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Value Analysis: Best Practices for Navigating the Evidence Maze is a free, onsite seminar for hospitals, health systems, and payers. This educational seminar 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

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

​9:30 - 10:00

​Registration and Coffee

10:00 - 10:05

​Welcome and Introduction
Jennifer Myers, Vice President, Health Technology Services, ECRI Institute

10:05 - 10:15

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


10:45 - 11:45

​Live Case Studies: A Panel Discussion
Moderator: Elke Nelson-Nichols, PhD, ECRI Institute


Sean Farley, MBA, Director of Organizational Procurement, Virginia Mason Medical Center

Erik Landaas, MPH, Health Technology Assessment Scientist, University of Washington Medical Center School of Pharmacy

Jerry Quinn, Executive Director of Supply Chain, MultiCare Health System

11:45 - 12:05

​Value Analysis: Ready? Set. Go!
Jennifer Myers, ECRI Institute

​12:05 - 12:15


12: 15 - 1:00

​ValuVu™ Demo and Networking Lunch
Jennifer Myers, ECRI Institute

​Embassy Suites Seattle - Tacoma International Airport
Belmont Room
15920 W. Valley Highway
Seattle, WA 98188

​Space Is Limited So Register Now

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