The Putting Our Heads Together blog provides the opportunity for members of the Evidence Accelerator community to advance collaboration by exploring and expanding on  ideas and concepts related to Real World Evidence and and to share information outside of the traditional Accelerator meetings.

 

Image
Community of Accelerators
In June of 2021, the Therapeutics Parallel Analysis (TxPA) work group of the COVID-19 Evidence Accelerator paused to conduct a retrospective or “retro”. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the expression, a retro is an opportunity to review the work of a previous cycle or “sprint” in Agile…
Image
Race and COVID-19
COVID-19 exposed significant racial and ethnic health inequities in our U.S. health system. The current pandemic demonstrates the structural challenges we must overcome as health professionals to ensure equitable access to health-promoting services and the role data collection can play.
Image
Working Toward Data Interoperability
When talking about data interoperability, researchers should understand that most data issues can be traced back to a lack of alignment.
Image
Evidence Accelerator Model
Our national and global shared experience with COVID-19 crystallized the criticality of near real-time, real-world data (RWD) to generate insights and actionable information; and the imperative to drive towards a learning health system.
Image
Impact of Viral Mutations on COVID-19 Tests
As part of our March 18 COVID-19 Diagnostics Evidence Accelerator Collaborative meeting, Dr. Timothy Stenzel, Director of FDA’s Office of In Vitro Diagnostics and Radiological Health detailed the impact of viral mutations on COVID-19 testing and answered key questions posed by meeting participants…
Image
Working Toward Data Interoperability
During a recent COVID-19 Evidence Accelerator (EvAcc) Therapeutics Parallel Analysis meeting1 we saw the synergy and creativity that arises when multiple partners work on the same data challenges.