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IHE Chief Executive Officer Update

IHE CEO, Dr, Christopher McCabe will end a successful tenure as IHE CEO and Executive Director effective August 31, 2022. Our Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Christopher McCabe, has informed the Board that he has accepted the post of Professor of Health Economics at Queen’s University Belfast and has therefore given notice of his intent to resign as CEO and Executive Director with effect from the 31st August 2022. Dr. McCabe will be joining Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) on 1st September 2022, where he will be part of QUB’s contribution to the Belfast City Region Deal supporting economic development in the life sciences sector. He will be cross-appointed between the Centre for Public Health in the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences and Queen’s Management School. He will continue…
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IHE joins Global Partners in Announcing 2021 UNIVANTS Awards

The IHE is pleased to have collaborated with global health industry leaders in the UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence awards in laboratory medicine and to share in announcement of the 2021 award winners. The UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence Award Program announces 13 teams with 2021 recognition for achieving measuring better healthcare performance www.UnivantsHCE.com.  Foundational principles across all winning teams include “UNIFYING” across the care continuum for the development and implementation of “AVANT-GARDE” processes to enable measurable differences to clinical care.  The 2021 submissions included hospitals, commercial laboratories, reference laboratories, and clinics.  Applications included best practices across key areas of unmet needs with representation from every region of the…
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Global Health and Pharma Magazine names IHE “Best Health and Economics Institute, 2022”

Global Health and Pharma Magazine (GHP) names the Institute of Health Economics – The Best Health and Economics Institute - 2022. The GHP awards program is in its seventh year and honors innovation and outstanding performance across the health related industries.  The IHE is pleased to have received this recognition. A short article entitled ”Seeking Solutions through Evidence and Economics” is included in the latest GPH issue which is available at the link below,. GPH article: Link For further information John Sproule, Senior Policy Director, Institute of Health Economics, Ph: 780-862-1905  Email: [email protected] The Institute of Health Economics (IHE) is an independent, not-for-profit research organization that conducts health economics and health services research, performs health technology…
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IHE part of Alberta consortium selected as provider for Post Market Drug Evaluation Network

The Institute of Health Economics (IHE) is pleased to be part of the Alberta Drug and Technology Evaluation Consortium (ADTEC) led by Dr. Scott Klarenbach from the University of Alberta and with participation from the University of Calgary. We welcome the news that ADTEC has been selected as one of the four successful inaugural Core Network Partners for the Canadian Post Market Drug Evaluation Network (PDME). This network will respond to decision-makers’ queries by providing expertise and evidence in the post-market space. The PMDE Program will launch September 1, 2022, and Core Network Partner grants are set to begin at that time. The grants will be in effect for 3 years, ending August 31, 2025, pending contract execution with the host institutions.   Link to full announcement: https://www.cadth.ca/news/core-network-partners-announced-cadths-post-market-drug-evaluation-network  …
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When will COVID-19 be endemic?

The IHE CEO, Dr. Christopher McCabe is featured in an April 1st 2022  Globe and Mail article titled: “ When will COVID-19 be endemic? The four factors that will shape the virus’s future”. “We’re in a place of incredible uncertainty,” said Christopher McCabe, who leads the Edmonton-based Institute for Health Economics. “But even in the face of that uncertainty we do need to plan, and we need to plan in a systematic way.”….. “Ideally we would want to be in the position to be able to say here’s our evidence-based playbook,” he said. Link to full article: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-covid-endemic-pandemic-meaning/ Dr. McCabe also participated in discussing this item on Global TV podcast with host Kelly Cutrara at the following link: https://omny.fm/shows/kelly-cutrara/when-will-covid-19-be-endemic…
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