Two major Indiana employers are partnering with a Delaware-based research company on a five-year collaboration. The work among Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY), Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) and HealthCore Inc. involves using data to address gaps in care, accelerating research and improving patient and industry decision-making. December 8, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Eli Lilly and Company, Anthem, Inc. and HealthCore, Inc. announced today that they have formed a five-year, real-world evidence research collaboration intended to improve health outcomes for patients.
The companies will jointly develop and conduct research projects in health outcomes and real-world evidence in areas of mutual interest. Each party will bring distinct and valuable contributions to the collaboration, including the U.S. provider and patient environment, research capabilities, therapeutics and methods expertise, and integrated, researchable data.
“Delivering high-quality outcomes for patients is a goal Lilly shares with Anthem and with all stakeholders in the healthcare system,” said Tim Garnett, senior vice president and chief medical officer at Eli Lilly and Company. “The need has never been greater to translate an ever-increasing amount of complex data into targeted and meaningful information that enables better decision-making by patients, healthcare professionals and industry.”
The collaboration allows the organizations to explore research opportunities across disease states and incorporate surveys and other information from providers and patients.
“This collaboration with Lilly and ultimately patients and providers as well, will enable us to answer fundamental questions in science and clinical care,” said Dr. Sam Nussbaum, Anthem chief medical officer and executive vice president. “By using this research and knowledge to address gaps in care, we can improve patient health and reduce the human and financial impact of illness.”
Payers, physicians, and patients are looking for the most holistic evidence package for any technology, and this includes both clinical trial information as well as real-world evidence. This evidence will enable better decision-making and optimize health outcomes. However, several peer-reviewed studies have demonstrated that it takes an average of 17 years for research evidence to reach clinical practice.
“We're looking at practical approaches to accelerate the speed at which we can develop evidence in the general population, as well as specific populations, so that we can get this information in the hands of clinicians and benefit patients earlier,” said Mark Cziraky, vice president of research at HealthCore.
About Eli Lilly and Company
Lilly is a global healthcare leader that unites caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We were founded more than a century ago by a man committed to creating high-quality medicines that meet real needs, and today we remain true to that mission in all our work. Across the globe, Lilly employees work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. To learn more about Lilly, please visit us at www.lilly.com and http://newsroom.lilly.com/social-channels.
About HealthCore Inc.
HealthCore Inc. uses real world data including claims data, to provide clinical and other scientific expertise and research services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and device industries, in the conduct of industry-sponsored safety, health economic outcomes, comparative effectiveness, epidemiological and late stage research projects. HealthCore's capabilities include retrospective database design and analysis, prospective observational research design and analysis, safety and epidemiologic research services, post authorization safety study (PASS), health services research, patient and/or provider survey development and implementation, and general research consultation. To find out more about HealthCore, go to www.healthcore.com.
About Anthem, Inc.
Anthem is working to transform health care with trusted and caring solutions. Our health plan companies deliver quality products and services that give their members access to the care they need. With nearly 69 million people served by its affiliated companies, including more than 37 million enrolled in its family of health plans, Anthem is one of the nation’s leading health benefits companies. Anthem companies serve members as the Blue Cross licensee for California; and as the Blue Cross and Blue Shield licensee for Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri (excluding 30 counties in the Kansas City area), Nevada, New Hampshire, New York (as the Blue Cross Blue Shield licensee in 10 New York City metropolitan and surrounding counties and as the Blue Cross or Blue Cross Blue Shield licensee in selected upstate counties only), Ohio, Virginia (excluding the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C.), and Wisconsin. Anthem, Inc. subsidiaries Amerigroup and CareMore also serve customers in many states across the U.S. To find out more about Anthem, go to www.antheminc.com.
Sources: Eli Lilly and Co. and Anthem Inc.