Asc Academics offers comprehensive support trajectories to companies, non-governmental organizations and research institutes to uncover and communicate the economic and societal value of a healthcare innovation to relevant target audiences.
We are dedicated to:
Provide companies continuous health economic support throughout a market access trajectory for a new medicinal product
Outsource consultants on a flexible basis to accommodate urgent need for on-location market access or health economics support
Being a work-package leader or partner in a consortium research project
Assisting International organizations or NGOs to gain insights in the economic value of public health interventions
Areas of Expertise
Cost-effectiveness models have become mandatory for most HTA agencies, and are the cornerstone of negotiations with national payers. Asc Academics can build health economic models from scratch that will translate the clinical benefits of your healthcare innovation into monetary savings, and understandable quality of life outcomes.
budget impact models
Although healthcare innovations can cause health gains, overall national healthcare budgets are not infinite. Therefore, payers (insurance companies, hospital departments, ministries) use budget impact models to determine the overall costs of the innovation. Our team can build budget impact models from scratch, that are easy-to-use, and adaptable to various countries. In addition, we collaborate with high-end app developers, that can make the budget impact model tablet-applicable for your salesforce to use in conversations with stakeholders.
An early Health Technology Assessment (HTA) is a systematic evaluation of effects and/or impacts of a health technology during a clinical trial. Starting a health economic assessment early can yield significant benefits throughout the development process of your health innovation. During a clinical trial, patients and healthcare practitioners identify clinical relevant endpoints; health economists will identify endpoints which are economically relevant. An early HTA can assist in go/no-go decisions, and form the basis for market access and reimbursement claims at national level.
Asc Academics has extensive experience in assisting companies with their application for reimbursement in Europe, creating a value story around the therapeutic added value and economic consequence of a new health technology. We can fully develop and write reimbursement dossiers needed for HTA agencies and establish contact with key stakeholders to ensure a successful product launch.
core value dossiers
Our medical consultants are experts in summarizing clinical and economic information. We can create, or update, core value dossiers to be used by global headquarters to uniformly inform all affiliates. Using safe and easy-to-use online environments, we ensure uniformity, sharing and timely updates for all users.
burden of disease studies
Asc Academics frequently carries out burden of disease studies, in order to measure the impact a disease or health problem has on a population in a specific context or setting. A burden of disease study may include measurements of the incidence, prevalence, morbidity, mortality, associated quality- or disability adjusted life years (QALY’s or DALY’s), costs, and other indicators of a disease or health problem.
Reimbursement policy overview
Understanding reimbursement policy of medication and medical technology can be complex, let alone for different countries in Europe. Reimbursement policy is unique in every country, and is undergoing rapid changes. Asc Academics has the expertise and network to provide an overview of reimbursement policy and national structures throughout countries in Europe to provide you with tailored advise for your product and market.
market access scans
Together with experienced partners, we excel in assessing the current and future situation in specific therapeutic areas, providing comprehensive advices to ensure the optimal reimbursement route. We provide full roadmaps, and have a broad network that encompasses various stakeholders and clinical experts.
real-world evidence generation
Regulatory agencies worldwide demand additional data about long-term safety and the side-effects of new products in real-world settings when they are available on the market. To meet those growing data requirements we are able to identify, assist the collection of, and analyse valuable economic and quality-of-life related outcomes.
In every medical field, a wealth of information is available through academic literature. A systematic literature review combines existing sources of information to generate new conclusions, insights and directions for future research. Systematic reviews can be highly valuable for strategy development, recommendation development, and the visualization of an evidence base for a medical innovation.
A headroom analysis can provide an indication of the hypothetical efficacy and potential consequences of a healthcare innovation, and use this to determine potential pricing options. As a result, product pricing may be set to achieve a cost-consequence balance acceptable for reimbursement by governments or insurance companies.