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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, Vice President of Advocacy and Access 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 [...]

2021-09-07T10:47:51-06:00September 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|

What Distinguishes IVI’s Approach to Value Assessment?

Author: Rick Chapman, PhD, Chief Science Officer, IVI Policymakers continue to grapple with finding the right approaches to curtailing drug costs and improving health care. Organizations that conduct value and health technology assessment (HTA) are grappling with finding the right approaches, too. IVI has created a new infographic to illustrate our patient-centered approach to [...]

2021-08-20T09:21:01-06:00August 16th, 2021|Blog|

Toward Equity in Value Assessment: Paths Forward

Author: Jennifer Bright, MPA, Executive Director, IVI "Poor value assessment hardwires inequity into health." - Michelle McMurry-Heath, MD, PhD; Biotechnology Innovation Organization - Session 1: Meaningful Action Toward Health Equity IVI's three-part series on health equity and value assessment concluded earlier this month, and we're proud to have convened these thoughtful dialogues among diverse experts [...]

2021-08-03T14:38:39-06:00July 30th, 2021|Blog|

Q&A with IVI’s Executive Director, Jennifer Bright

Ms. Bright brings over two decades of health care policy, issue management, patient advocacy, and executive leadership to the role. She is also founder and President of Momentum Health Strategies and has formerly served as executive director of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, representing physician, advanced practice nurse, and researcher [...]

2021-06-15T14:11:24-06:00June 15th, 2021|Blog|

PRESS RELEASE: Exploring Patient-Driven Value Factors

Value Blueprints Research Brief Explores Patient-Driven Value Element Framework to Identify Factors Most Important to Patients Alexandria, VA — June 3, 2021 — The Innovation and Value Initiative (IVI), an independent, nonprofit research organization dedicated to advancing patient-centric value assessment, today released a research brief describing the application of a patient-driven value elements framework in [...]

2021-06-03T15:05:13-06:00June 3rd, 2021|IVI News, Press|

Putting Stakeholder Engagement at the Center of Health Economic Modeling for Health Technology Assessment in the United States

IVI economists and staff recently published this open-access article describing specifically how IVI puts stakeholder engagement at the center of value assessment. Read about the engagement process IVI is using to build patient-centricity into its major depressive disorder (MDD) health economic model below or on download a copy from PharmacoEconomics here. Putting [...]

2021-06-15T13:14:27-06:00May 24th, 2021|IVI News, Publications|
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