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 has a GOAL of building a community to create rigorous, innovative, and relevant methods and translational research that facilitates patient-centered value assessment and emphasizes flexibility and usability for the unique decision contexts of individual decision-makers.

Key Principles

In pursuit of our goal, IVI will design, conduct, and disseminate research reflecting five principles:

  • SCIENTIFIC RIGOR. IVI uses contemporary scientific methods to rigorously derive actionable insights directly from both clinical and real-world evidence.

  • TRANSPARENCY. IVI develops open-source tools to promote value-based decision making in healthcare. To facilitate the evaluation and replication of our work, IVI will publicly release research methods, assumptions, results, and external reviews.

  • PATIENT CENTRICITY. IVI engages patients as active participants in value assessments. Our research attends to diversity across patients in their clinical characteristics, preferences, and other circumstances.
  • INNOVATION. IVI examines how new treatment interventions and government policies affect the well-being of society and its stakeholders. We promote approaches that rapidly incorporate the latest scientific evidence in a changing healthcare landscape.
  • MARKET-BASED SOLUTIONS. IVI aims to promote better value-based decision making in a decentralized marketplace, not to use centralized authorities to mandate prices through bureaucratic processes.