Greater Value in Healthcare Portfolio - LOI

Sponsor Deadline: 

Mar 8, 2022

Letter of Intent Deadline: 

Mar 8, 2022


Donaghue Foundation

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 Donaghue Foundation Greater Value in Healthcare Portfolio - LOI

Investigators conducting research to develop actionable solutions to one or more of these symptoms of low-value healthcare are encouraged to apply to the Greater Value Portfolio program:

  • High and rising healthcare costs
  • Unwarranted variation in prices
  • Racial and ethnic disparities in access, prices, and outcomes
  • Unaffordable cost of care burden on patients and families
  • Unacceptable variation in quality
  • Lack of transparency in both price and outcomes

Eligible topics include studies that focus on improving value through promising strategies using one or more of these approaches:

  • Test models of care, coverage, or system change that  seek to improve value by addressing one or more of the symptoms of low value
  • Reduce treatments, tests, and screenings for patients for whom the potential harms (including financial harm) outweigh potential benefits
  • Provide tools to help consumers make decisions about their healthcare based on value, including the cost of care to patients, in addition to other patient-centered factors
  • Promote conversations between patients and their clinicians and care teams about preferences and trade-offs related to alternative treatment options and /or out of pocket cost burden to patients and families
  • Test interventions geared to increasing equity through the provision of higher value healthcare