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LEAPS Design Lab

June 13, 2023

Welcome to our Design Lab on June 13 in Boston!


Courtyard Boston Downtown
5th Floor
275 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116


Special Morning Session: “How an RWE Infrastructure Could Enable Payment Innovation” co-hosted by NEWDIGS & IMI’s Health Outcomes Observatory (H2O) 

  • Evaluate trends, gaps, and opportunities in the evolution of outcomes tracking innovations in the U.S. and Europe through the lens of several case studies.
  • Explore how an RWE infrastructure could enable payment innovation in the U.S. to ensure timely and appropriate access for patients to biomedical products.
  • Elucidate priorities for collective action to accelerate the evolution of sustainable, patient-centered outcomes tracking to support payment innovation.

Afternoon Session: LEAPS Design Lab focusing on Payment Innovation

  • Explore concerns around Accelerated Approval Program (AAP) products in the context of their value, appropriate patient access, and long-term performance.
  • Investigate the potential for value-based contracts to address these concerns, while also contributing to the totality of AAP regulatory evidence and supporting Payer Value Assessment approaches.

Message from Gigi Hirsch

Hello NEWDIGS Community and H2O consortium members,

Welcome in advance to LEAPS Design Lab, which will include a special morning event co-hosted with the Innovative Medicines Initiative’s Health Outcomes Observatory (H2O). For those who are able to join us in person, we look forward to gathering with you for the full day’s program and evening reception at the Courtyard Boston Downtown at 275 Tremont Street, Boston, MA.  We are also pleased to welcome those of you who are unable to travel to Boston to participate virtually over livestream in the special co-hosted morning event, “How an RWE Infrastructure Could Enable Payment Innovation”.

We are grateful to those of you who joined us for our recent LEAPS (November) and FoCUS (April) Design Labs, and we also want to extend a very warm welcome to new collaborators to our community who are joining us for the first time. We have much to catch up on and consider as we plan our next steps and explore future directions for NEWDIGS and the Center for Biomedical System Design at Tufts Medical Center.

As always, we greatly appreciate your ongoing support and commitment. Your input is critical for our success!

Looking forward to continuing our work together.

Best regards,