Rapidly Generate Real-World Evidence with CEWorks®

CEWorks, UBC’s proprietary web-based software, brings technology and value demonstration together and allows for rapid and efficient health economics outcomes research (HEOR).

Rapidly Generate Real-World Evidence with CEWorks®

When it comes to bringing products to market, great emphasis is being put on the need for real-world evidence. Our recent blog posts about the benefits of Literature Reviews and Compassionate Use programs are proof enough – evidence is key.  CEWorks, UBC’s proprietary web-based software, brings technology and value demonstration together and allows for rapid and efficient health economics outcomes research (HEOR), without requiring custom code to be written for each analysis.

After collecting user-specified parameters via a point-and-click user interface, CEWorks invokes a library of standardized analysis routines against user-defined populations of interest. The software offers a standardized approach to analyzing healthcare data through a Common Data Model (CDM) format that enables comparison of results across diverse data sources and common vocabularies for drug, condition, and procedure references. The tool is self-documenting, with audit trails containing specific cohort definition and analysis parameters generated with each analysis.  

Healthcare researchers can rapidly query large, complex healthcare databases to estimate the frequency of drugs, diseases and procedures, providing a quick and easy method for feasibility evaluation. More sophisticated analyses explore first and second line treatments in real clinical settings, evaluate compliance metrics, and also generate incidence and prevalence estimates for healthcare events within a defined study population. 

The Cost and Utilization Analysis module, the newest addition to CEWorks, compares healthcare costs and utilization before and after a drug is introduced in the market, allowing healthcare researchers to understand what types of services may have changed.

This new module provides the unique ability to perform a complete health outcomes research study, with all the key features of a published article, without custom programming. This includes:

  • Identifying disease or exposure study cohort(s) of interest (complex or simple)
  • Displaying cohort attrition that results in final study population
  • Producing required baseline statistics (demographics, co-morbidities, co-meds, etc )
  • Generating health outcomes results of interest, including cost/utilization metrics for all-cause healthcare events (per –person and/or cohort summary), in pre vs post index event timeframes

Contact us for a demonstration of CEWorks or for more information on the new Cost and Utilization Analysis module.