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Our MISSION is to improve the way value is measured and rewarded in the healthcare system.
Our GOAL is to promote the development and use of high value interventions that advance health.

The Value Debate

Scientific, technological, and clinical advances are driving a revolution in patient care – but spending on health care also continues to increase. Most observers agree that change is needed in order to link health care spending to value rather than volume, but determining how to make this link quickly leads to debate and disagreement. What defines value? Value to whom? And how do we measure it?

A New Approach

The Innovation and Value Initiative (IVI) was created to raise the level of discussion regarding value in health care and find common ground in the approach to measuring value. The U.S health system is diverse, complex, and ripe for innovation. IVI brings together health care leaders from academia, patient advocacy organizations, payers, life sciences companies, providers, delivery systems, and patient communities to advance approaches to value that fit the American context.

Patients are likely to continue to be asked to take more responsibility for their healthcare…it is time to shift the discussion toward helping patients understand what value actually means in choosing their health care and discharging their financial responsibilities.

Alan Balch and Darius Lakdawalla, Writing on the Health Affairs Blog

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IVI was founded in the belief that an informed and dispassionate dialogue around value assessment is essential to the future vitality of the American health care system. Through our research and publications, we are leveraging evidence and influencing the national dialogue about value.

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IVI Names Veteran Health Care Strategist Jennifer Bright as New Acting Executive Director

March 5th, 2018|

Bright Brings Decades of Health Care Experience and Established Relationships to IVI Los Angeles, CA - March 5, 2018 - The Innovation and Value Initiative (IVI) - a collaboration dedicated to developing better approaches [...]

IVI Report Examines Imbalances in Health Care Effectiveness Analyses

February 21st, 2018|

A new Innovation and Value Initiative (IVI) report found that cost-effectiveness analyses (CEAs) are disproportionately conducted on pharmaceutical interventions compared to other health care treatments. Learn more about what causes this and the potential policy [...]

To Get Our Money’s Worth in Healthcare, We Need to Collaborate

January 22nd, 2018|

In a commentary for Modern Healthcare, IVI Director of Scientific Communications, Mark Linthicum, emphasizes that the healthcare system needs to embrace collaboration to find consensus in the way we measure and pay for health care [...]