Medical Communications

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Accurately and clearly communicating complex data. 

From publication strategy to medical writing, we can help. Our team of highly respected and experienced medical writers provide clinical expertise with an eye for details that matter to key decision-makers. As your strategic partner, we'll optimize your messaging for influencers and decision-makers and help you tell a compelling value story. 

Written by experts. Valued by decision-makers.

Formulary Dossiers

As the leader in AMCP Format formulary dossier development, we apply a keen understanding of the reimbursement and formulary decision-making process, including knowledge of key influencers, primary drivers, and dossier utilization to clearly convey your most complex data.  Our team of highly respected and experienced medical writers possess advanced clinical backgrounds, training in effective scientific communication, and strong familiarity with other US-based formulary templates, including the WellPoint Outcomes-Based Formulary guidelines and the Drug Effectiveness Review Project (DERP) evidence submission protocol.  

Global Value Dossiers

We possess a deep knowledge of the access and reimbursement decision-making processes across major global markets, and understand the critical drivers and influencers that vary from country to country. With Xcenda, you will build a global value dossier that meets HTA evidentiary requirements across multiple geographies, while being easily adaptable for local submissions. Trust in Xcenda’s 20+ year history of creating the industry’s most respected dossiers for key decision making bodies.

Enhance the way you visualize data. Optimize your SLR ROI. Create a usable and actionable resource.

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Tame the “Paper Monster” of Systematic Literature Reviews

MetaMap Pro

Transform your approach to systematic literature reviews with Xcenda’s new digital platform, MetaMap Pro. And benefit from a tool your HEOR teams will actually want to use.

See what we mean when we say MetaMap Pro helps you “tame the paper monster!” 

Evidence Synthesis and Meta-analyses

Understand evidence, identify gaps, and synthesize findings to demonstrate the value of your technology.

When you need to bring clarity to an unclear treatment landscape, identify gaps in evidence generation or knowledge in the public domain, or provide the rigorous evidentiary support necessary for health technology assessments or publications, rely on Xcenda.  From a timely review of a single topic or question, to a methodologically rigorous systematic review for formal submissions, we flex our services to meet your needs with evaluation of both published and gray literature. We stay current on tools and methodologies that can help you take a step further, and conduct feasibility assessments, statistical recommendations, and quantitative analyses.
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Communicate your value through credible publications.

Benefit from our 20+ year history, an unparalleled level of scientific expertise, and the ground-up creation of hundreds of evidence dossiers, economic models, peer-reviewed posters and publications for hundreds of products and technologies.  With well over 50 published manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and more than 700 poster presentations and symposia at national conferences, turn to the experts in publication planning and execution. View our featured publications.

Systematic Literature Review Evaluating Quality Assessment Tools

Sarah Cadarette, Luc Douyon, Padma Ranganathan, Nicholas Ballew, Jennifer Colby, Brett Maiese, Samantha Slaff, Erika Wissinger, Kimberly Ruiz

A comparison of health technology (HTA) requirements for systematic literature reviews (SLRs)

Evelyn Sarnes, Sarah Cadarette, Bethany Sawchyn, Kimberly Gittings, Werner Kulp, Eric Siu, Kimberly Ruiz, Erika Wissinger

Simeprevir with pegylated interferon alfa 2a plus ribavirin for treatment of hepatitis C virus genotype 1 in patients with HIV: a meta-analysis and historical comparison

Anne-Kathrin Claes, Werner Kulp

“With the increased focus on evidence-based medicine, my team plays a crucial role in identifying high-quality scientific evidence to inform healthcare decision-making.”

- Kimberly Ruiz

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Medical Communications and Economic Modeling Case Study

Conquering the Oncology Marketspace

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Learn how Xcenda helped a biotech manufacturer with a total strategy for market entry.
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Since 2006, our experience speaks volumes:


Dossier & Formulary kits




Evidence synthesis projects

Evelyn Sarnes

Meet the experts

Evelyn Sarnes, PharmD, MPH

Evelyn Sarnes
Dr. Sarnes leads the Medical Communications service line at Xcenda and leads a team of highly trained and experienced associates to help meet the needs of pharmaceutical and device companies.  She directs her associates in the development and strategic review of AMCP formulary dossiers, global value dossiers, medical information support, systematic literature reviews, and scientific publications and publication planning using a keen understanding of both the formulary decision-making process and the US payer market.
Evelyn Sarnes

Meet the experts

Kimberly M. Ruiz, EdM

Ms. Ruiz is an Associate Director and leads the Evidence Synthesis and Meta-analyses (ESM) team within the Medical Communications service line at Xcenda. She guides a team of epidemiologists, clinical scientists, and statisticians in the conduct of systematic and targeted literature reviews, feasibility assessments, meta-analyses, and indirect treatment comparisons. Ms. Ruiz designs and directs these projects, applying her expertise in research and her understanding of the strategic objectives of the project to the customer and the healthcare decision-maker. 

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