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Can Depression Help Employers Improve Their Value Assessment Methods?

IVI's Jennifer Bright and Mike Thompson of the National Alliance for Healthcare Purchasers share how employers can use depression as a "test case" for thinking about how to improve the value assessment process, so that we can apply a "purchaser-patient" lens up front. Read the full article on Employers Benefit News here.

2020-07-15T11:30:30-06:00June 24th, 2020|IVI News, Viewpoints|

Value Assessment During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is raising new questions about how we approach value assessment. As always, IVI urges experts to use transparency, real world data, and seek consensus. Sam Nussbaum, President of the IVI Board of Directors, shares his thoughts in a commentary in STAT. Read the full commentary here.

2020-06-30T09:53:00-06:00June 18th, 2020|IVI News|

BLOG: Defining Value Starts with Patients

Authors: Alan Balch and Donna Cryer The vast majority of experts agree that we could, and should, be doing a lot more to include input from patients in value assessment, from conceptualization to data inputs to implementation. The crux of the problem is that in today’s world, we end up with models that assign a [...]

2020-09-09T16:17:33-06:00June 15th, 2020|Blog|

IVI Shares Executive Summary of Annual Methods Summit

The national dialogue on value in health care is bringing to the forefront the limitations of current value assessment methods and gaps in real world data to inform decision-making. IVI seeks to engage a wider group of stakeholders to inform priorities in methods research and to invest resources and expertise in improving value assessment.  Toward [...]

2020-05-29T19:21:41-06:00May 29th, 2020|IVI News, Publications|

BLOG: Measuring Value: COVID-19 Forces a Reassessment

Authors: Patricia Deverka, Jennifer Bright, Louis Garrison, Samuel Nussbaum We have seen the COVID-19 pandemic decimate people’s lives, health care systems, and the global and US economy, with investments by the US government exceeding $4 trillion dollars and with unemployment approaching 20%. In recent days, numerous articles have speculated on the pricing for Gilead’s new [...]

2020-09-09T16:17:49-06:00May 20th, 2020|Blog|

PRESS RELEASE: Seven High-Profile Patient Engagement Leaders to Advise Nonprofit on its Patient-Focused Research Agenda

Alexandria, VA – May 6, 2020 – The Innovation and Value Initiative (IVI), a research-based non-profit improving the science and practice of value assessment, today announced the appointment of seven members to its Patient Advisory Council, and advisory body designed to ensure the patient always remains at the forefront of value assessment. The Council, which [...]

2020-05-06T12:17:47-06:00May 6th, 2020|IVI News, Press|

BLOG: Patients at the Center of It All

Making our way through a global pandemic will require all the assets and brain power our health system and leaders have to offer. And yet while the pandemic has been a novel disruptor, it has also served to highlight the problems our system has experienced for years, even decades. Whether we are discussing COVID-19 or [...]

2020-09-09T16:18:05-06:00April 29th, 2020|Blog|
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