Manuel Antonio Espinoza Pontificia Universidad Católica


William H Crown OptumLabs, UAE
Rafael Alfonso-Cristancho GSK, EUA
Oscar Espinosa Institute of Technology Assessment in Health
Edson Amaro Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein
Lucinda Orsini ISPOR


Many of the processes of everyday life have become increasingly automated. The sheer volume and diversity of data that are currently applied to healthcare have grown exponentially as medical technology and integrated solutions have made this information increasingly accessible and useful for healthcare decision makers.

Real-world data extends the usefulness of randomized controlled trials by its ability to include timely data, large sample sizes that enable analysis of subpopulations and less common effects, and real-world practice and behaviors in applied research studies. Research that uses real-world data and real-world evidence are becoming increasingly important to decision makers, and through careful analysis and interpretation, this type of evidence will play an increasing role in informing healthcare decisions.

In the session entitled “The Role of Data Supporting Effective Decision-Making Processes,” different stakeholders will explore how the management of these “data” impact real-life healthcare decisions and resource allocation in Latin America.