Moving Beyond Theory: The Need for Active Cultivation of the Value Flower

Despite decades of investment in patient-centered health care, we are all too aware that decisions about access and value are typically made in the context of financial risk management, and often without the input of those who should benefit from care. In addition to a myriad of payment reform strategies, rising interest in cost-effectiveness evaluation [...]

2022-06-14T17:55:10-04:00June 14th, 2022|Blog|

CHEERS to Patient Engagement

It's Time for Patients to Drive Healthcare ResearchWhen the new CHEERS report was released, we were pleased to see the updated standards regarding patient and stakeholder engagement. These standards reflect a growing recognition that patient and stakeholder engagement need to be incorporated into economic evaluations and healthcare research from the conceptualization stage rather than as [...]

2022-03-16T13:06:42-04:00March 14th, 2022|Blog, CHEERS Blog|

CHEERS to IVI’s Commitment to Transparency

When the updated CHEERS report((Husereau D, Drummond M, Augustovski F, et al. Consolidated Health Economic Evaluation Reporting Standards 2022 (CHEERS 2022) Explanation and Elaboration: A Report of the ISPOR CHEERS II Good Practices Task Force. Value In Health. 2022;25(1):10-31.)) encouraged the use of health economic analysis plans (HEAP), we saw this as an opportunity [...]

2022-03-16T13:07:03-04:00March 7th, 2022|Blog, CHEERS Blog|

Partnering for Patient-Centricity

In a commentary published in the American Journal of Managed Care, IVI's Jennifer Bright, EveryLife Foundation's Annie Kennedy, and National Health Council's Eleanor Perfetto teamed up to describe how their organizations are joining forces to advance patient-centric value assessment measurements. "Patient centricity" — engaging with patients as partners, rather than doing on behalf of the [...]

2021-03-10T14:32:46-05:00March 10th, 2021|Viewpoints|

How to Strengthen Value Assessment’s Tool Box

With attention increasingly focused on the Biden Administration's new interest in a German-style panel to determine fair healthcare pricing, Jennifer Bright says we're at a crucial time to be absolutely clear about value - and how to measure it with patients' perspectives fully represented. Read about IVI's principles for HTA in the US on the [...]

2021-02-22T13:21:59-05:00February 22nd, 2021|News, Viewpoints|

Looking Ahead to 2021: Let’s Really Make 2021 the Year of the Patient

Author: Jennifer Bright, MPA, Executive Director, IVI The promise of a new year offers an opportunity to recall our best moments in 2020 (surely there are a few!) and get excited for what's ahead. For IVI, I've been thinking about the accomplishments not just in 2020, but in the three years since I joined this [...]

2020-12-23T11:29:46-05:00December 23rd, 2020|Blog|

IVI and the University of Maryland Pharmacy School’s PAVE Center Partner on Patient-Centered Value Assessment

In an article in The Patient, IVI and the Patient-Driven Values in Healthcare Evaluation (PAVE) Center at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy describe how they develop methods and models that make patient-centered value assessment both scientifically feasible and relevant to real-world decisions across the range of stakeholders. Read the full article here.

2020-08-28T17:17:34-04:00August 28th, 2020|News, Viewpoints|

PRESS RELEASE: IVI Announces Grant to National Health Council, National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions to Improve Value Assessment

Goal: Identify Areas of Consensus to Ultimately Make the Value Assessment Process Useful to Those Who Receive and Pay for Care Alexandria, VA – July 20, 2020 – The Innovation and Value Initiative (IVI), a non-profit research organization dedicated to improving the science and practice of value assessment, announced today it is awarding a grant [...]

2021-03-23T18:46:33-04:00July 20th, 2020|News, Press|
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