National Courts and Sciences Institute
National Courts & Sciences Institute

Health Care Outcomes Research, (HCOR)

 

THIS 60-HOUR PROGRAM TRAINS AND CERTIFIES RESOURCE JUDGES IN METHODS TO ASSESS THE SAFETY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF HEALTH TREATMENTS, LARGE DATA ANALYTICS, CLINICAL TRIAL PROCEDURES AND ACCEPTED TECHNIQUES FOR WEIGHING THE STRENGTH OF EVIDENCE.

NCSI is partnering with the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) for resource judges’ training in health-outcomes research.  This concentration’s chief scientific officer is Daniel T Lackland, Ph.D., and Director of MUSC’s graduate training program in clinical-trials management.  NSCI’s primary goal is to enhance the ability of judges to manage complex health-care evidence.

Courts can be overwhelmed with junk science and massive analytic data in health care-related cases.  Particularly important is confidence in the qualification of the parties’ expert witnesses.  This concentration trains judges in management of such evidence and experts effectively, permitting the best deliberation by the trier of fact.

This concentration’s first workshop at MUSC in Charleston, SC is scheduled for June 27-29 2018.  Phases 2 and 3 launch, respectively, in December 2018 and 2019, each with 24 judges and 6 judicial educators.