Innovation and Value Initiative

The Innovation and Value Initiative (IVI) is a collaboration of scientists, patient organizations, payers, life sciences companies, providers and delivery systems dedicated to finding scientifically credible approaches to measuring value in healthcare. Inspired by the open-source software process, IVI established the Open-Source Value Project, a platform for the development of dynamic, transparent and flexible scientific models that allows diverse health care stakeholders to measure value in health care treatments or services. IVI’s first two open-source models focus on the value of treatments for moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis and non-small cell lung cancer.


Patient Perspectives Must Meaningfully Inform Healthcare Value Measurement

November 23, 2018

Despite the increasing focus on the concept of “value” in healthcare, there is lack of consensus on a definition of value. While patient-centricity has been a steady refrain in healthcare, we question whether the values, needs, and preferences of patients have been meaningfully incorporated into value assessments thus far.

Is One Answer Good Enough for All? Defining Value in Healthcare

August 22, 2018

As healthcare innovation accelerates, it’s important to have scientific methods and begin to move towards a more inclusive and transparent approach to measuring value—one that acknowledges diversity among patients’ characteristics, preferences, and related treatment effects.