The National Health Council (NHC) and the Center for the Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health (CEVR) at Tufts Medical Center will collaborate in an effort to improve patient-centered value and health technology assessments. The partnership will improve the use of patient information and data, such as patient-reported outcomes. In addition, the collaboration will improve study design and clarity in value assessments.
“Patient-centered value/health technology assessment (V/HTA) exists when patients are engaged, heard, understood, and respected throughout the entire V/HTA process, and their input is incorporated and guides decision-making. A V/HTA can be considered patient-centered when individual patients sit down with a final V/HTA report and believe it reflects the multi-dimensionality of their experiences, the burden of disease, and recognizes the different ways a disease manifest.” Read more here.
(Source: Drs. Elisabeth Oehrlein & Tara Lavelle, Center for the Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health (CEVR) at Tufts Medical Center, 5/11/21)