Mission and Principles2019-01-31T12:22:37-06:00

Mission Statement

IVI’s MISSION is to advance the science and improve the practice of value assessment in healthcare.

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.

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.