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Vagal Nerve Stimulation - Presenting Complex RWD in an Impactful Way

by OPEN VIE for LivaNova PLC

Summary of work

LivaNova approached OPEN VIE to discuss the inequality across England in access to Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) Therapy to treat patients with epilepsy. Alongside this it was also deemed important to look at the outcomes of patients post-VNS therapy and monitor the healthcare resource utilisation of these patients post the initial implantation.

OPEN VIE then worked in partnership to build a real-world analysis based on Hospital Episode Statistics to look at variations and outcomes. Subsequent to the initial model, OPEN VIE created a series of related dashboards that are utilised to describe the local variations in treatment and the local outcomes based on effective patient management.

The dashboards are specifically designed to translate very complex analysis into a simple, visually engaging discussion flow to support the improvement of patient outcomes in England. The key to the success of the dashboards is that they can be understood and utilised by non-data experts in order to maximise the effectiveness of the project.

The utilisation of these dashboards has improved patient access to treatment across the UK and has been used by the company and clinicians alike.

Judges' comments

This project had good visualisation of the patient pathway, along with healthcare utilisation and costs. It showed a good explanation of the scientific goals and data selection.


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Key dates

Entry deadline 5 March 2020
Extended entry deadline 12 March 2020
Judging day 1 7 May 2020
Judging day 2 21 May 2020
Awards Ceremony 2 July 2020

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