HERC: Seminars
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HERC offers several opportunities to learn about cost data and economic research. You are invited to attend any or all of the free sessions. The seminars take place virtually with interactive, web-based slide presentations.

The purpose of the cost-effectiveness analyses with VA data seminar series is to introduce researchers to conducting cost-effectiveness analyses and budget impact analyses of healthcare interventions in VA. This HERC seminar series provides an overview of the decision analysis landscape and methods to operationalize cost-effectiveness and budget impact analyses.

Target audience: This seminar series is primarily designed for researchers who would like an introduction to methods of cost-effectiveness analysis and budget impact analysis as applied to health services and medicine.

The seminars in this series focus on select econometric methods used to analyze data in health services research. The goal of this seminar series is to enable researchers to conduct quantitative analyses with existing VA and non-VA datasets. Seminar material will assume knowledge of basic probability and statistics and familiarity with linear regression. Each seminar focuses on a new topic, and participants may enroll in the entire series or in individual seminars. Descriptions of each seminar are included below.

Target audience: Researchers who would like an introduction to econometric methods for observational studies in health services research. Seminar material will assume knowledge of basic probability and statistics and familiarity with linear regression.

These presentations feature a variety of health economics, health services, and implementation topics.

Each fall, VA Palo Alto hosts a VA Data Bootcamp to orient new staff and fellows to the VA's electronic health record databases and to the vast network of physicians, researchers, and clinical managers at VA Palo Alto. All staff at VA Palo Alto are invited to join the training.