The National Evaluation System for health Technology Coordinating Center (NESTcc) seeks to support the sustainable generation and use of timely, reliable, and cost-effective Real-World Evidence (RWE) throughout the medical device lifecycle, using high-quality Real-World Data (RWD) and methodological guidelines developed by NESTcc’s Data Quality and Methods Subcommittees.
The current fragmented health care ecosystem does not support the seamless, near real-time, cost-effective use of health data to generate high-quality evidence needed for regulatory decision-making in both the pre- and post-market medical device spaces.
Stakeholders across the medical device ecosystem stand to benefit from improved use of RWE and RWD generated in the course of clinical care and everyday life by patients, providers, or payers. Opportunities include increased patient awareness of device safety issues, low-cost efficient evidence generation for regulatory review, and improved patient and provider ability to make care decisions based on robust data.
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