Comparative Effectiveness Research Certificate

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Enhance Your Value Assessment Skills with Training for Evidence Evaluation

Are you under pressure to improve outcomes, access and affordability?
Are you asked to make care and coverage decisions based on research of unfamiliar design and quality?
Are you overwhelmed by the explosion in comparative effectiveness research?

Understanding Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) is the key to efficiently and effectively assessing the value of new treatments using multiple types of studies to inform medical policy and decision-making.

Online tools and training through the CER Collaborative, a joint program developed by the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, and the National Pharmaceutical Council, have been updated and enhanced.

Enroll in the CER Certificate Program and gain:
  • Expert knowledge in evidence evaluation
  • Skills for applying research evaluation tools to assess recent clinical and formulary reviews
  • A robust, interactive, online learning environment designed for hands-on practice using case studies
The program is made up of five online modules and one final interactive peer workshop—the live session can be presented online or in person at designated events. The CER Certificate Program allows participants to earn 19 continuing pharmacy education credit hours.
For more information and to sign up today, click on the appropriate fee/category that applies to you: 
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What do other managed care professionals have to say about this program? 

The CER Certificate program that has come out of the CER Collaborative will give decision-makers and drug evaluators the tools to work within their environment to evaluate and synthesize data in a way that is meaningful.  We know that randomized clinical trials don’t deliver all the information necessary for decision-makers to make the best health care decision for a population.  This tool allows evaluators to bring in other types of data and evaluate them in a critically appropriate way.
Brian Sweet, RPh, MBA 

The certificate program is a very condensed version of what you might get in academic setting, yet it is made relevant to managed care pharmacy.  Patients will benefit knowing that their health care provider had made the decision based on evidence.
Karen Worley, PhD 

If you have any questions, please contact Soumi Saha, PharmD, JD, AMCP's Director of Pharmacy & Regulatory Affairs at or 732-266-5472. 

Developed by the  CER Collaborative  


About the Collaborative—AMCP, ISPOR, and NPC formed the CER Collaborative to provide greater uniformity and transparency in the evaluation and use of evidence for coverage and health care decision-making with the ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes.

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