IVI hosts webinars to communicate research findings, explore new methodologies in value assessment, and host public dialogue on relevant issues. Join IVI for open conversations about best practices with researchers, patient organizations, policymakers, and those who pay for care.
Below are upcoming and recent IVI webinars. To view all of our past events, visit our webinar archive here.
Next Steps Toward Patient Focus in Value Assessment and Payer Decision-Making
Date: Thursday, March 24, 2022
Time: 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM EDT
Decision makers – specifically payers and purchasers – are increasingly aware of the importance of account for patient and family experience and preferences, but the methods for doing so remain unclear. IVI and NEHI recently convened two stakeholder forums* to consider the complex issues of defining, sharing, and integrating patient data and insights into the decision-making process. This webinar will highlight key learnings and identify guideposts for action that evolved from both initiatives.
Attendees will learn about progress in patient-centered value assessment and its impact on payer decision-making.
* Both convenings were partially funded through a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute® (PCORI®) Eugene Washington PCORI® Engagement Award (#EAIN-21156 and #EAIN-1998).
AJMC Matters in Managed Care Webinar: Developing Strategies to Drive Value in Mental Health Care
Date: Monday, January 24, 2022
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST
In this webinar, participants heard from top experts who discussed the current state of mental health care, including the growing consensus on the need for change, strategies to provide high value care, and opportunities for collaboration among payers and other healthcare stakeholders. See below for clips from the webinar.
- Highlight common challenges for employers and payers regarding coverage for mental health care
- Discuss common definitions of value for payers, employers, and people with lived experience
- Share strategies to incentivize high-value interventions for mental health care
- Identify opportunities for future collaboration
Speakers included leaders such as, Schroder Stribling (Mental Health America), Michael Thompson (National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions), Jennifer Bright (Innovation and Value Initiative), and Kevin Ronneberg (HealthPartners).
Major Depressive Disorder Model Draft Protocol: Public Comment Period Presentation
Date: Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
As part of its Open-Source Value Project, IVI will wold a public comment period on the draft model protocol on major depressive disorder (MDD) from December 14, 2021 – January 18, 2022. The model protocol is a technical document that outlines the primary inputs we plan to use in the MDD economic model.
Join us on Wednesday, December 15th when we outline the major components of the model protocol and answer initial questions.
There is widespread acknowledgement that the data inputs supporting value and health technology assessment are insufficient, both in their lack of representative diversity and their failure to capture real-world factors that matter to communities living with chronic health conditions.
IVI hosted a three-part webinar series to frame discussions about improving equity in research: representing patient community perspectives in the methods that support value assessment and developing policy solutions to support such initiatives. This series was built toward IVI’s second annual Methods Summit in late 2021, where both gaps and emerging approaches in improving patient-centered data inputs to research and value assessment will be examined. The three webinars focused on identifying areas of consensus and current initiatives, as well as essential actions to propel lasting, durable change.
Session 1Meaningful Action Toward Health Equity
Thursday, April 22, 2021
1:00 PM – 2:15 PM EDT
Session 2Methods in Value Assessment that Support Equity
Thursday, June 24, 2021
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM EDT
Session 3Walking the Talk – How Should Policy Uphold Equity in Value Assessment?
WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 2021
1:00 PM – 2:15 PM EDT
After participating in this series, participants were able to:
IVI Model Scope on Major Depressive Disorder
Date: Monday, May 3, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM EDT
IVI launched the Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) initiative to build a flexible, open-source, and patient-centric model that will help inform the decision needs of multiple stakeholders in the health care system.
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, over 19 million adults had at least one MDD episode in the past year; the COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated the unmet need for depression treatment. Conventional cost-effectiveness models for assessing the value of MDD treatments typically do not prioritize factors and outcomes important to patients.
This webinar covered the major points of the new model scope for the MDD initiative, and addressed the importance of a patient-centric model for MDD. Via a public comment period from April 12th to May 14th, stakeholders were invited to provide recommendations on the most important factors to build into the model.
Principles for Good Value Assessment
Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021
Time: 2:00 PM EST
In December, IVI dubbed 2021 “the year of the patient”: advancing the conversation and practice of patient-centered value assessment in tangible ways. The patient voice is crucial in achieving the promise of value assessment to improve care, achieve better outcomes, and lower costs.
In this webinar, dialogue with IVI and patient advocates about patient-centricity in action and learn more about activities for the year ahead. IVI’s new Principles for Value Assessment in the U.S. was discussed, along with their practical application for patients, employers, and researchers.
ISPOR-IVI Webinar Series
IVI and ISPOR collaborated, with the help from an expert advisory committee, to define and host a series of webinars highlighting key challenges confronting HEOR methodologists, patients, clinicians, and policy-makers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar series explored multiple viewpoints and focused on potential pathways for solutions in international and U.S.-focused value assessment and health technology assessment (VA/HTA).
To view all five sessions, visit our webinar archive here.