Our Care Model
The Emerald Standard of Care
Emerald Clinics is a team of medical doctors, clinical researchers and data scientists who deliver evidence-based healthcare through its clinics and collaborating partners. We utilise a unique data platform to capture and aggregate anonymous clinical data from consenting individuals, which facilitates continuous learning.
We call it the Emerald standard of care – which is designed to improve your health and global health.
What is Real World Evidence?
Emerald's care model and data platform have been developed to optimise the generation and translation of real world evidence to inform the most appropriate treatments and course of care for each individual.
Real world evidence (RWE), is clinical evidence generated from medical and patient data collected during routine clinical care. Over time, this evidence can help determine the effectiveness of interventions as they apply to patients. This adds significant value to traditional and randomised controlled trials (RCTs) which often exclude certain patient populations from participating.
Real world evidence and real world data are playing an increasing role in health care decisions, globally:
- Major regulators, like the FDA and EMA are developing guidance for the use of RWE pharmacovigilance for safety and adverse events, and to help make better informed regulatory decisions.
- Health care providers are using RWE to determine cost-effectiveness and more importantly to develop guidelines and decision support tools for use in clinical practice.
- Medical product developers are using RWD and RWE to support clinical trial designs (e.g., large simple trials, pragmatic clinical trials) and observational studies to generate innovative, new treatment approaches.
Listen to Dr Amy Abernathy, Principal Deputy Commission of the FDA, explain the importance of Real World Evidence.