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Peter M. Wahl, ScD, MLA, MS
Director, Epidemiology

Generating Real-world Evidence with Healthcare Data


Healthcare data collected in non-experimental settings - typically during the normal course of care - are known as “real world data” (RWD), in contrast to data collected in the conduct of randomized clinical trials (RCTs), where conditions are well-controlled. In order to support decision-making, healthcare stakeholders are increasingly demanding real world evidence (RWE) derived from these data, particularly around:

  • Understanding prescribing patterns
  • Determining medication adherence and utilization
  • Quantifying medical resource use and associated stakeholder costs
  • Assessing comparative safety and effectiveness
  • Performing real-time pharmacovigilance

With a myriad but confusing array of RWD options, the evidentiary landscape has become an arms race in which sponsors seek to develop meaningful RWE faster and more efficiently than the competition. It is now more critical than ever for sponsors and their partners to know how to leverage RWD throughout the full life-cycle of product development in order to stay ahead of competitors.

In this webinar, you will become familiar with:

  • The continuum of healthcare evidence
  • RWE throughout the product development life-cycle
  • Strengths and limitations of available RWD sources
  • A pragmatic decision-analytic framework for RWE development
  • Resources for best practices

If you are seeking to leverage RWE for your product’s needs and to better understand sources of RWD, please register for this webinar.

Presented by

Peter M. Wahl, ScD, MLA, MS
Director, Epidemiology

Dr. Wahl is a pharmacoepidemiologist specializing in complex study design and analytic methods, with expertise in the full spectrum of primary and secondary health care data. He directs epidemiological study design and advanced analytics in Covance Market Access Services, and devises strategic advice for clients in the development and synthesis of real world evidence.

For the past 20 years, Dr. Wahl has held management, consulting, and research positions in for-profit and academic institutions including Aetion, the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology & Pharmacoeconomics in the Department of Medicine at the Brigham & Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, HealthCore, the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, CareScience, and the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Wahl received his ScD in Epidemiology from the Harvard Chan School of Public Health, his MS from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and his MLA from the University of Pennsylvania. He received his training in Pharmacoepidemiology in the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Wahl also holds a BA in Economics from Cornell University.

Learning objectives
  • Where RWE sits within the continuum of healthcare evidence
  • What roles RWE can play throughout your product’s life-cycle
  • What are sources of RWD and their relative strengths
  • Employing a decision-analytic framework to sourcing RWD and developing
  • HEOR
  • Risk Management/Pharmacovigilance
  • Epidemiology
  • Market Access
  • Managed Markets
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