The Alliance’s blog offers a personal, inside look at our activities and perspectives on a range of timely issues. We encourage your feedback.


Author: Cynthia Bens

Date: May 23rd, 2014

Type: Blog

We are in midst of a gradual, but important, transformation in health care delivery. There is increasing emphasis on shaping a system that makes optimal patient outcomes a priority.  In this light, the Alliance for Aging Research has been paying close attention to Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute’s (PCORI) initial work to provide information on which treatments and technologies deliver the best results. It is our hope that for many people suffering from multiple chronic conditions in their later years, this information will aid in treatment decision-making and improve disease-management.

The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) just released a report that is worth reading that reflects the views of researchers, government officials, payers and health care associations on comparative effectiveness research (CER) and its potential impact on health care decision-making. The report tells us that CER remains an important issue for these stakeholders and that they believe that this research will not only have an impact on patient-provider treatment choice, but also influence health care payment and delivery in the near future.

The report covers issues of importance to the Alliance from the inclusion of individual treatment effects in CER to the integration of real-world evidence into coverage and treatment decisions. Insights from publications like these will help elevate the dialogue on how to shape the health care system to meet the needs of an aging nation.

A Tribute to a Great Scientist

Author: Dan Perry

Date: March 11th, 2008

FDA Needs More Funding to Fulfill Its Mission

Author: Cynthia Bens

Date: March 18th, 2008

Spending or Investing? -- The Silver Book & Innovation

Author: Lindsay Clarke

Date: March 26th, 2008

A Q & A with Prof. Pieter Kappetein from Medtronic

Author: Alliance Staff

Date: February 20th, 2018

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: What Does It Mean for Older Adults?

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: January 19th, 2018

HROTW: Learn about Age-Related Macular Degeneration in 60 Seconds

Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: December 20th, 2017

Living Longer & Loving It

Sign up for our electronic newsletter Living Longer & Loving It