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Aledo Consulting and ECRI Institute Announce Partnership Focused on Early-Stage Companies in U.S.

August 1, 2014 INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Aledo Consulting Inc. announces a novel partnership to distribute ECRI Institute’s evidence-based reports on new and emerging health technologies to early-stage companies. ECRI Institute, an independent non-profit research organization, has been a leader in the field of health technology assessments (HTAs) for 45 years and is one of 11 Evidence-based Practice Centers under contract with the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Health plans, hospitals, medical technology manufacturers, service providers, and consultants worldwide use ECRI Institute’s HTA resources to make evidence-based coverage and implementation decisions.

Under the terms of this new agreement, Aledo Consulting will offer a la carte pricing for ECRI Institute’s HTA reports to its early stage clients. This will make it feasible and more cost-effective for life science companies to access ECRI Institute reports that are specific to their company products without requiring a subscription to ECRI Institute’s comprehensive membership program.

“Many of our clients are early-stage companies with one or two products. They are interested in understanding how an organization like ECRI Institute reviews their clinical literature as part of a technology assessment process, however, the comprehensive ECRI Institute library, consisting of thousands of reports, is beyond the scope of their interest,” says Aledo Consulting President Dr. Robert McDonald.

“Our goal is to get those reports in the hands of the companies that need them earlier in their product lifecycle,” adds McDonald.

To explore what options this new partnership opens up for you, please contact Aledo Consulting by phone at 317-453-2004 or via e-mail at

About Aledo Consulting, Inc. Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, Aledo Consulting is a consultancy of professionals that focuses on the strategy and reimbursement needs of medical device, diagnostic, health information technology and healthcare service companies. For additional information contact Aledo Consulting at 317-453-2004 or visit our website at

Aledo Consulting Names Daphne Clark as HIT Practice Leader

Indianapolis, IN. January 14, 2010 – Aledo Consulting, Inc., a health care strategy and reimbursement consulting firm, announced today that Daphne Clark has joined the company as the Health Information Technology (HIT) Practice Leader. In this role, Ms. Clark will provide strategic guidance to healthcare technology and life science companies regarding emerging health care models and operations. The HIT practice will provide services to help companies optimize their market position, streamline processes, increase efficiencies, and advance their growth and funding.

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AdvaMed Medical Technology Learning Institute (MTLI) Medical Technology Reimbursement Specialist Workshop to Feature Aledo Consulting President/Founder

On February 17th – 19th, 2009, the Medical Technology Learning Institute (MTLI), an educational division of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) will hold the course “Medical Technology Reimbursement Specialist Workshop”.  This year, the course will be held at the Westin Casuarina in Las Vegas, Nevada.  This comprehensive, three-day workshop will feature over a dozen experts discussing the strategic and tactical issues in the field of reimbursement.    Continue reading

Dr. McDonald to Present at AdvaMed Medical Technology Reimbursement Specialist Workshop Sept 16-19

September 7, 2008 – The AdvaMed Medical Technology Learning Institute (MTLI) is conducting a Medical Technology Reimbursement Specialist Workshop at the Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadelphia, PA on September 16-19, 2008.  Dr. Robert C. McDonald, Founder and President of Aledo Consulting Inc., will serve as one of featured speakers, presenting “The World Outside CMS – Private Payors and Workers Comp.”  Dr. McDonald will use this opportunity to discuss the key steps to obtain reimbursement though private payors. Continue reading

Dr. McDonald Serves as Co-Chair for AdvaMed Private Payor Reimbursement Conference

July 7, 2008 -The AdvaMed Medical Technology Learning Institute (MTLI) course, “How to Work with Private Payers to Grow the Market for Your Product,” will convene at the Madison Hotel in Washington, DC on July 15th and 16th.  Dr. Robert C. McDonald, Founder and President of Aledo Consulting Inc., will serve as one of three co-chairs of the course.  Dr. McDonald will use this opportunity to discuss the key steps of advanced market analysis and development of a projected revenue plan.  Joining Dr. McDonald as co-chairs of this course are Mary Walchak, Manager of Reimbursement for Becton Dickinson, and David Gregory, Executive Vice President of Prescott Associates.  The audience will consist of fifty representatives of the leading established and emerging medical device companies. Continue reading