OPEN Health has appointed David Thompson, PhD, as Chief Executive Officer for Evidence and Access

Healthcare Communications

OPEN Health has appointed David Thompson, PhD, as Chief Executive Officer for Evidence and Access.

Thompson, a health economist by training with over twenty-five years of experience leading HEOR consulting for clients in the biopharmaceutical sector and real-world research, joins OPEN Health with comprehensive global expertise in the area.

“OPEN Health has appointed David Thompson, PhD, as Chief Executive Officer for Evidence and Access.“

In addition, Thompson, a current member of the ISPOR Board of Directors, was Editor-in-Chief, from 2008 to 2020, of the ISPOR publication Value & Outcomes Spotlight.

Moreover, Thompson has more than one hundred papers and abstracts in the peer-reviewed medical literature, and he serves on the advisory boards and belongs to the working groups of various RWE policy organizations.

In his new role, Thompson will be liable for developing business opportunities, widening OPEN Health’s geographic footprint, improving scientific capabilities, and growing industry recognition to fuel the expansion of OPEN Health.

Thompson stated: “I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to lead OPEN Health’s Evidence & Access practice. Throughout my career, I have used real-world data as well as the tools and techniques of health economics and outcomes research to address questions surrounding the value of health interventions—a science-first, client-focused approach that is absolutely in keeping with OPEN Health’s delivery model. I’m looking forward to working hand in hand with my new colleagues to take this group to the next level.”

CEO of OPEN Health, Rob Barker, stated: “Our world-class HEOR and market access business has flourished over many years. Having a thought leader like Dave come on board marks the next step in our exciting journey. He brings with him vast experience in the real-world evidence and HEOR sectors and his expertise in leading global teams will help guide the Evidence & Access practice to achieve its short and long-term goals in support of the overall OPEN Health Group strategy. We are delighted to welcome him to OPEN Health and to our executive team."

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