What I Learned About Equity from ChatGPT

By Jennifer Bright, MPA In 2021, the Innovation and Value Initiative (IVI) first hosted a webinar series on the implications of health technology assessment (HTA) for health equity, drawing attention to the limitations of data and methods, and the inability to understand the impact of HTA for patients and families already experiencing disparities. Since [...]

2023-03-14T16:55:15-04:00March 14th, 2023|Blog|


Earlier this summer, we had a chance to speak with one of IVI's new members, Ms. Nelly Ganesan. Currently, she serves as the Executive Director of External Affairs and Health Equity at Morgan Health, a division with JPMorgan Chase. Nelly is a new member of our Board of Directors and is serving on IVI's [...]

2022-08-18T18:43:10-04:00August 18th, 2022|Blog, Member Spotlight|

Let the Work Begin – Is the shift towards patient-centered healthcare research actually starting?

By Maggie Jalowsky, Sick Cells and Jennifer Bright, Innovation and Value Initiative Patient Engagement Gains Traction Patient engagement in healthcare research is having a moment. Conferences, public policies, and thought leaders have finally begun to echo what so many of us have said for decades – patients, with all their rich complexities, must be [...]

2022-08-23T20:00:11-04:00August 10th, 2022|Blog|

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|

IVI Discusses Mental Health Care Challenges with USC Schaeffer Center

For Mental Health Awareness Month, IVI sat down with Dr. Seth Seabury, from the USC Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, to discuss critical gaps in the understanding of value in mental health care and the key to addressing them. The Innovation and Value Initiative is a 501(c)(3) [...]

2022-05-25T16:14:32-04:00May 23rd, 2022|Blog|

IVI Talks Minority Health with Sick Cells

For National Minority Health Awareness Month, IVI sits down with Sick Cells to discuss the minority community experience in the US healthcare system and lessons learned to ensuring that all are at the table during healthcare decision-making and discussions. The Innovation and Value Initiative is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit research organization committed [...]

2022-05-25T15:45:29-04:00April 28th, 2022|Blog|


Earlier this winter, we sat down with one of our new Board of Directors and new members, Dr. Harold Carter. As the Chief Pharma Trade Relations Officer at Express Scripts, Dr. Carter has spent years leading value-based solutions strategies for the company. He brings a unique understanding of both the healthcare system and the [...]

2022-04-19T13:52:44-04:00April 19th, 2022|Blog, Member Spotlight|

IVI Responds to AHRQ’s Proposed Research Trust Fund

On April 19, 2022, the Innovation and Value Initiative responded to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)'s request for public comments on its proposed strategic framework for a patient-centered outcomes research trust fund. IVI commended AHRQ for its commitment to patient-centered outcomes research and for its focus on issues of equity and [...]

2022-05-25T15:47:26-04:00April 19th, 2022|Blog|
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