IVI’s MISSION is to advance the science, practice, and use of value assessment in healthcare to make it more meaningful to those who receive, provide, and pay for care.

IVI’s GOAL is to build a platform that facilitates robust and rigorous patient-centered value assessment of health technologies tailored to the needs and interests of individual decision makers.

The Value Debate

Scientific, technological, and clinical advances are driving a revolution in patient care – but spending on healthcare also continues to increase. Most observers agree that change is needed in order to link healthcare 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 nonprofit Innovation and Value Initiative (IVI) was created to raise the level of discussion regarding value in healthcare 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 healthcare 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.

The IVI Open-Source Development Process

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Latest News

New IVI Member Spotlight Series

September 21st, 2020|IVI News|

We, at the Innovation and Value Initiative, are deeply appreciative and excited about the growing number of members who share our commitment to advancing the science of value assessment. As part of our Value Source [...]

BLOG: Tackling Hard Questions in Value

September 9th, 2020|Blog|

Author: Jennifer Bright, MPA, Executive Director, IVI For decades, we've known that untreated or poorly treated Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is an enormous burden on individual patients, our health care system, and our society. Despite [...]