Developing a Taxonomy of Surveillance Methods for Medical Product Safety

Project Title Developing a Taxonomy of Surveillance Methods for Medical Product Safety
Date
Friday, December 7, 2012
Description

On December 7, 2012, the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at Brookings held a webinar on “Developing a Taxonomy of Surveillance Methods for Medical Product Safety.” This webinar explored how the classification of surveillance methods allows for researchers to determine the most suitable methodology for monitoring medical product safety scenarios. This classification has helped to provide clear and practical guidance for methods selection in active medical product surveillance. Dr. Joshua Gagne highlighted progress in categorizing medical product safety scenarios and developing structured decision tables for methods selection. Dr. Meghan Baker provided an overview of a methods framework for vaccine-specific safety monitoring.

Host

Gregory W. Daniel PhD, MPH, RPh; Managing Director for Evidence Development & Innovation, Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform, Brookings Institution, Washington, DC

Location
Presenters

Joshua Gagne PharmD, ScD; Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Meghan Baker MD, ScD; Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA