In a post on the IVI-sponsored Health Affairs featured blog series, Drugs and Medical Innovation, Jason Shafrin (IVI Director of Research) and Mark Linthicum (IVI Director of Scientific Communications) explore the role that formularies play in determining value for different stakeholders, and how unique, multi-stakeholder efforts can make formularies more patient-centered. Read the full article [...]
In a post on the IVI-sponsored Health Affairs featured blog series Drugs and Medical Innovation, Daniel Blumenthal, Samuel Nussbaum (IVI Strategic Advisory Panel Chair), Mark Linthicum (IVI Director of Scientific Communications), and Neil Weissman (IVI Strategic Advisory Panel member) explore how outcomes-based pricing agreements (OBAs) could be utilized for medical devices used to treat cardiovascular [...]
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 value. Read the full article here.
In a commentary for Morning Consult, Virginia Ladd, President and Executive Director of the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA), emphasizes how critical it is that the patient perspective be front and center in discussions about how we measure and pay for value. Read the full article here.
In a commentary for the Health Affairs Blog, Rena M. Conti, PhD, and IVI Executive Director, Darius Lakdawalla, argue that advancing the science of value assessment requires new assessment tools that are transparent and incorporate the perspectives of patients and insurance plan enrollees. Read the full article here.
In a commentary for the Health Affairs Blog, IVI's Jeroen Jansen, Devin Incerti, and Mark Linthicum argue that, in order to move toward consensus on value assessment, the process for defining and measuring value must be transparent, collaborative, and iterative. IVI is taking the first steps towards consensus with the development of the Open-Source Value Project. [...]
IVI’s Mark Linthicum in Morning Consult: Why Understanding Value is Central to True Health Care Reform
Mark Linthicum makes the case that value-based spending should be the focus of health care reform efforts in Washington, D.C. On September 13th health care stakeholders came together at the National Press Club to discuss better approaches to measuring value. Read Full Article Here
In a new commentary for U.S. News and World Report, Jason Shafrin defines and elaborates on the field of precision medicine. Jason, IVI's Director of Research, illustrates how the United States is moving headlong into this new treatment approach. He notes some of the challenges while also emphasizing the unique hope precision medicine brings through [...]
In a recent post on the IVI-Sponsored Health Affairs blog series, Rachel Sachs provides an overview of the House of Representative's latest draft of the FDA user fee authorization bill. Sachs also examines changes in the bill from the earlier Senate markup, including incorporation of provisions from the bipartisan RACE Act and provides a possible [...]
In the latest post on the the IVI-sponsored Health Affairs blog series, Rachel Sachs summarizes the recent Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee meeting. Organized to address the drug delivery system and how it influences what patients pay, the meeting quickly shifted to a partisan blasting of the secretive process by which Republicans [...]