Berkeley Center for Health Technology (BCHT) conducts research into existing and improved criteria for insurance coverage, provider payment, consumer cost-sharing, and organization and management of biomedical innovation.

BCHT provides academic programs for UC Berkeley graduate students and professional development for health care and life sciences firms.


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BCHT Director James Robinson won the Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation award for the best article written from a commercial insurance point of view for his paper The Redesign of Consumer Cost Sharing for Specialty Drugs at the California Health Insurance Exchange, published in the American Journal of Managed Care, March 2016.


               Purchasing Medical Innovation: The Right Technology, 

                         for the Right Patient, at the Right Price

                                      By James C. Robinson

                 Director, BCHT; Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor,

            Health Economics, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

Innovation in medical technology generates a remarkable supply of new drugs, devices, and diagnostics that improve health, reduce risks, and extend life. But these technologies are too often used on the wrong patient, in the wrong setting, or at an unaffordable price.    more


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INTERACTIVE MAP: Potential Savings from Reference Pricing for Colonoscopy Procedures by HRR (click here or on image below)(link is external)

Hover over a Hospital Referral Region (HRR) on the map to see the projected savings along with the key predictive market parameters used.  HRR Map Data Table

For project details, visit Current Projects: Reference Pricing.

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