How did Carelon Research get started and were there any challenges you faced?
Wilson: When we started Carelon Research together in 1996, we started building out the tools and resources necessary to generate this kind of missing information, better known as real-world evidence. We began developing an ecosystem of data, expertise, and relationships to support the design and conduct of studies with benefit to the patient.
Cziraky: We were early pioneers in this area of research. And we knew that we were pioneers because people, data, and technology were not ready to support the cutting-edge, pragmatic designs and research that we were looking to do. The challenge was we had to convince the healthcare community — providers, payers, life sciences companies, regulators, and even patients — of the need to support the development, use, and application of the evidence generated through this research.