Center for Comparative Effectiveness Analytics

What is the Center?

Enormous changes are occurring in our expectations of health care and public health systems. Policymakers increasingly want evidence that these two complimentary systems are providing effective, efficient and accessible interventions that improve health and prevent disease and disability in individuals and populations. At the same time, our ability to study health problems and the most effective and efficient ways of preventing, diagnosing, treating and monitoring them is growing.

Advances in information technology and the routine collection of electronic data as a byproduct of service delivery have created massive datasets that are accessible for these purposes. The Center for Comparative Effectiveness Analysis will respond to the need of payers and providers of health care and public health services to demonstrate their efficacy in promoting health and preventing disease and disability by providing expertise in analytics, particularly using existing clinical and administrative data.