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How COVID Can Help Us Refocus On The How And Why Of Value Assessment

Our second post in the Health Affairs blog series explores how value assessment can bridge the gap between healthcare consumption and payment decisions. Mark Linthicum, Darius Lakdawalla, and Chuck Phelps discuss emerging methods to capture scientific spillover, patients’ lived experience, and risk. Read the full blog post here. The Innovation and Value Initiative [...]

2021-10-21T10:34:24-06:00October 21st, 2021|Health Affairs Blog Series|

The Future Of Value Assessment In A Post-Pandemic United States

We begin our Health Affairs blog series with the Global Liver Institute’s Donna Cryer sharing insights on how the pandemic has altered our views about how we measure value and how it influences access to quality care. Donna offers three axioms for value assessment: 1) We are all connected; 2) We are all essential; [...]

2021-10-19T14:00:27-06:00October 19th, 2021|Health Affairs Blog Series|

Value Must Be Inclusive

Author: Rick Chapman, PhD, Chief Science Officer In the context of value assessment, what does patient representativeness mean? A new infographic from IVI, "Value assessment should serve diverse populations and the organizations that provide their care," shows the wide-ranging breadth of factors that comprise patient representativeness. IVI endeavors to fully integrate the patient experience [...]

2021-10-15T13:33:07-06:00October 15th, 2021|Blog|

IVI/PAVE Research to be Presented at SMDM Annual Meeting

Results Will Inform IVI's Major Depressive Disorder Model Professor Susan dosReis, PhD and Associate Professor Julia Slejko, PhD of the Center for Patient Driven Values in Healthcare Evaluation (PAVE), University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, will present research done in collaboration with the Innovation and Value Initiative at the Society for Medical Decision Making's [...]

2021-10-15T13:08:19-06:00October 15th, 2021|IVI News|

PRESS RELEASE: IVI Opens Registration for Methods Summit to Drive Patient-Centered Value Assessment

National Quality Forum's Dana Gelb Safran will Keynote October 27th Event Alexandria, VA — September 30, 2021 — The Innovation and Value Initiative (IVI), an independent, nonprofit research organization dedicated to advancing patient-centric value assessment, today opened registration and announced its keynote speaker for the second annual Methods Summit. This multi-stakeholder event will drive consensus on priority patient inputs, methods, and research that more fully represent the patient perspective [...]

2021-09-29T16:34:23-06:00September 30th, 2021|IVI News, Press|


Over the summer, we sat down with Stephanie Marshall, Director of Advocacy from The Assistance Fund to learn more about the organization and their priorities for the future of value assessment. Tell us a little about your organization. The Assistance Fund (TAF) is an independent 501(c)3 patient assistance organization. We help [...]

2021-09-23T17:20:51-06:00September 27th, 2021|Member Spotlight|

In Memoriam: Samuel Nussbaum, MD

The staff and volunteer leaders of the Innovation and Value Initiative (IVI) mourn the passing of Samuel Nussbaum, MD, on September 23, 2021. Dr. Nussbaum chaired the IVI Board of Directors since 2019 and was involved in IVI's founding in 2016.A brilliant and caring endocrinologist and teacher, Dr. Nussbaum was a longtime leader of efforts [...]

2021-09-27T14:01:04-06:00September 27th, 2021|IVI News|

IVI Drug Pricing Proposal Statement

Jennifer Bright, Executive Director, Innovation and Value Initiative, issued the following statement on Biden Administration and Congressional Democrats drug pricing proposals. "While exercising government levers to address drug pricing and pricing transparency are needed, the current proposals miss the mark on real solutions to improve affordability and to understand whether healthcare spending actually delivers the [...]

2021-09-10T15:29:52-06:00September 10th, 2021|Blog|

IVI MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Arthritis Foundation

IVI had a chance to sit down with Anna Hyde, Director of Patient Advocacy at the Arthritis Foundation to discuss the organization's goals and how they are getting involved with value assessment. Tell us a little bit about the Arthritis Foundation and its mission and goals. The Arthritis Foundation is boldly [...]

2021-09-28T13:07:41-06:00September 7th, 2021|Member Spotlight|

Supporting Equity in Value Assessment

Author: Rick Chapman, PhD, Chief Science Officer, IVI How do we ensure that the data and methods used for value assessment adequately account for the diversity of patients and the urgent need to correct inequities in the health care system – and society in general? Without explicit attention to these issues, health technology assessment [...]

2021-08-25T11:24:08-06:00August 25th, 2021|Blog|
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