DMI presents the QALYs’ inadequacies during the Ethics Prize Seminar in Stockholm

Dr Ariel Beresniak took part in the Ethics Prize Seminar in Stockholm in October 2016, where he discussed once again how inadequate, inaccurate and unethical the QALY approach is when used for making a decision about new medicines’ access to patients in need. 

This seminar was organised by the Swedish Council of Medical Ethics.

The full seminar broadcast can be viewed here. Dr Ariel Beresniak’s presentation starts at 1:50:13.

More information on the QALYs and DMI’s role in the ECHOUTCOME project:

2020-07-31T11:49:09+02:00December 19th, 2016|Categories: Articles|

New publication related to the EHR4CR project on the re-use of the electronic health data

The European research project Electronic Health Records for Clinical Research (EHR4CR) was co-funded by the European Commission and the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) under the Innovative Medicines Initiative. A new budgetary impact assessment published in the Journal of Health & Medical Informatics reveals that compared to current practices, the EHR4CR platform appears cost-saving for pharmaceutical industry, the primary sponsor of clinical trials.


The full article is available here.

More information on the EHR4CR project:

2020-07-31T11:49:09+02:00August 9th, 2016|Categories: Articles|

Public Health promoted by Classical Music – a concert-conference hosted by DMI in the frame of the ASSET project

It is a well-known fact how music positively affects the intellectual development and improves the concentration. This relationship, appreciated by musicians and music fans is gradually gaining more attention also from the scientific research teams around the world. The scientific consortium ASSET, financed by the European Commission, proposes a unique way of integrating classical music in the promotion of public health by organising a piano concert where the classical piano pieces will be accompanied by the presentations of six international scientific experts.

“Concerto for Piano and Sciences” is the first event of this kind […]

2020-07-31T11:49:09+02:00July 13th, 2016|Categories: Articles|

DMI will discuss the QALY approach and its risks during the next HTAi conference in Tokyo, Japan

Data Mining International will be participating in the symposium arranged by Pfizer during the next HTAi conference in Tokyo, in order to present the risks and inadequacies of the QALY approach used for resource allocations by several countries’ national health reimbursement systems. DMI will also discuss the scientifically more valid and robust alternatives to determine the cost-effectiveness of new medicines and technologies that can be confidently used in place of QALYs.

The information about the HTAi, 10-14 May 2016:

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2020-07-31T11:49:09+02:00May 3rd, 2016|Categories: Articles|

A new article about the impact of hair colouring on Quality of Life is published in the Journal of Cosmetology and Trichology

“Assessing the hair colouring’s impact on Quality of Life” – the recently published article describes how the internationally validated BeautyQoL -instrument can be used to assess the cosmetic products’ impact on Quality of Life and more particularly talks about the original study where two hair colour products were compared and demonstrated to have a positive effect.

The full article can be accessed through this link:

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2020-07-31T11:49:09+02:00May 3rd, 2016|Categories: Articles|

Cost-benefit assessment of using electronic health records data for clinical research versus current practices: Contribution of the Electronic Health Records for Clinical Research (EHR4CR) European Project

In the frame of the EHR4CR project*, a new article has been published in the Contemporary Clinical Trials on the Cost-Benefit Assessment of using EHR for clinical research when compared current practices. The full article can be downloaded for a limited time here:

Or from the home page of the journal:

* More on the IMI EHR4CR project :

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2020-07-31T11:49:09+02:00December 3rd, 2015|Categories: Articles|

A new article by Dr Ariel Beresniak is published in the World Journal of Cardiology

“Cost-effectiveness modelling of percutaneous coronary interventions in stable coronary artery disease” – the article discusses the different approaches and compares their cost-effectiveness profiles in the patients suffering from stable coronary artery disease. The full article is available on the web site of the journal:

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2020-07-31T11:49:10+02:00November 3rd, 2015|Categories: Articles|

New articles published about the interest of the BeautyQoL instrument for measuring the Quality of Life in cosmetology

The BeautyQoL instrument designed specifically to measure the quality of life impacted by the cosmetic products and procedures as well as by the changes in the physical appearance, has been the subject of two recent publications:

More information on BeautyQoL can be […]

2020-07-31T11:49:10+02:00October 28th, 2015|Categories: Articles|

DMI and Summer School on Science in Society related issues on Pandemics

Data Mining International is a Partner of the first edition of the Summer School on Science in Society related issues on Pandemics in the frame of the European Commission funded project “ASSET” (

Date : Sep 21-24, 2015

Location: Rome (Italy)


  • Governance of flu pandemics
  • Unsolved scientific questions related to Pandemics and Epidemics
  • Crisis participatory governance
  • Ethical, legal and societal implications of pandemics
  • Gender pattern – vulnerability
  • Economic evaluation of response strategies
  • Risk of intentionally caused outbreaks

More information is available on the “Summer School on Science in Society […]

2020-07-31T11:49:10+02:00May 29th, 2015|Categories: Articles|