Working with EPC/HQF in both employer markets and clinical practice settings can foster collaboration in late-stage research, REMS, and other practical innovative development efforts. This collaboration can identify unmet needs, optimize care pathways, and spur the development of real-world evidence to support the efficacy and value of therapies resulting in real-world market access.

EPC/HQF provides a unique opportunity for an integrated, strategic approach that can help shape reimbursement models. EPC/HQF also supports market positioning leading to the development of solutions to maximize appropriate market penetration, utilization, and create a “win-win” for all participating stakeholders.

Over the past decade, representative examples of effective EPC collaborations have included:

Employer Focused Collaborations

  • National Alliance of Healthcare Purchasing Coalitions
  • National Business Group on Health
  • International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP)
  • Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM)
  • Southeast Benefits Network (SBEN)


  • CFO Magazine
  • HR Magazine
  • Human Resource Executive
  • Employee Benefit News
  • Journal of Clinical Pathways
  • American Journal of Health-system Pharmacists
  • Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Employer Business Groups on Health or Value

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas 
  • Colorado
  • Mississippi  
  • Midwest  
  • Florida
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Indiana
  • Maine
  • MidAmerica
  • Northeast
  • Philadelphia Area  
  • Pittsburgh 
  • Ohio (mid-state)
  • Oklahoma
  • Maryland (Mid-Atlantic)
  • Michigan (Economic Alliance)
  • Purchaser Business Group on Health 
  • Rhode Island
  • Savannah
  • St. Louis 
  • Tennessee 
  • Texas: Houston, Dallas
  • Virginia
  • Washington (Puget Sound)
  • Wisconsin

Other General, Clinical and Professional Organizations

  • Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy
  • Association for Value Based Cancer Care
  • Community Oncology Association
  • International Society for Outcomes Research
  • National Oncology State Network
  • National Association of Managed Care Physicians
  • National Association of Worksite Health Centers
  • Rutgers University Industry Fellowship Program
  • Veterans Administration

Bio/Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Supporters

  • Abbvie
  • Allergan
  • Amgen
  • Amicus
  • Astra Zeneca
  • Boehringer Ingelheim*
  • Bristol Myers Squibb*
  • Canyon Pharmaceuticals
  • CSI Behring • Durata Therapeutics
  • Ferring
  • Genentech
  • Glaxo Smith Klein (GSK)
  • Helsinn Pharmaceuticals*
  • Janssen / Johnson and Johnson*
  • Luitpold Pharmaceuticals
  • Medicines Company • Merck*
  • Pfizer*
  • Portola Pharmaceuticals
  • Sanofi*
  • Thermo Fischer
  • Thoratec

HQF Partner Organizations

  • Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM)
  • Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM)
  • Case Manager Society of America (CMSA)
  • American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, Inc. (ABQAURP) 
  • American College of Emergency Physicians(ACEP)
  • Anticoagulation Forum (AC Forum)
  • Consortium for Southeastern Hypertension Control (COSEHC)
  • Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)
  • Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM)
  • Group Practice Forum (GPF)
  • Heart Rhythm Society (HRS)

*EPC or HQF or both