IVI launched the Valuing Innovation Project to bring together multiple stakeholder perspectives to consider how health technology assessment (HTA) can better account for innovations in health technology. As the first step, IVI hosted its third Annual Methods Summit (virtual event on October 6, 2022) to help frame the key issues different stakeholders are considering in measuring and rewarding innovation.
As the next step in this initiative, the Expert Roundtable is an invitation-only and in-person event that will convene a smaller group of experts across stakeholder groups to discuss specific topics related to methods and data preparedness highlighted during the Methods Summit. Topics for discussion include attributes used to define and measure innovation, process and methods to incorporate innovation considerations in HTA, and prioritized areas for future research and next steps.
The Expert Roundtable event will identify a shortlist of prioritized themes where additional research to better account for innovation in processes and methods to inform HTA is needed. The prioritized themes will inform a subsequent call for papers that will invite submissions that explore creative solutions to address data and method gaps in 2023.