Value Based Innovation Framework

With this new framework, there is an opportunity to:

  • Prioritize what matters to Veterans and continue to support excellence in value-driven Veteran healthcare
  • Design, develop and deploy a portfolio of mission-driven and sustainable healthcare innovations
  • Realize the dynamism of innovation value, yielding more significant health outcomes over time from individual and population levels

Anatomy of the Framework

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Michael Borges, Veteran Patient Expert

Michael Borges
Veteran Patient Expert, U.S.
Air Force Retired

"Technology is moving quickly and it's hard for Veterans like me to keep up. I love my VA care. They never stop pushing the boundaries of how it can be better for me and my fellow Veterans."

Carolyn Clancy, AUSH for Discover, Education, and Affiliate Networks

Carolyn Clancy, MD iBOT Chair by Mobius Mobility
Assistant Under Secretary for Health for Discover, Education, and Affiliate Networks

"We have an opportunity to redefine the blueprint for successful healthcare Innovations. To be transformational, evaluation frameworks need to define true value as that which matters most to our Veterans patiens."

Ryan Vega, Chief Officer, OHIL

Ryan Vega, MD, MHSA
Chief Officer, Office of Healthcare Innovation and Learning

"To innovate the path to high value care, we must first redefine value beyond just dollars and cents. To ensure that every dollar invested returns value to the Veterans we serve, we need to focus on measuring value across access, effectiveness, efficiency and equity."

The Evidence-Based Framework Uses a Mixed-Method Approach

The Value-Driven Framework for Evaluating Healthcare Innovations is the culmination of extensive research to include a literature review, expert interviews, and user-testing.

Evidence-based Framework for Evaluating Healthcare

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A Veteran Explains a 3D Printed Item

VA Doctors demonstrate a smartHEART device to a Veteran

How to Deploy the Framework

The Value-Driven Framework for Evaluating Healthcare Innovations offers three solutions to decision makers:

Value-driven Framework Solution: Demonstrate


  • Is your innovation portfolio balanced to meet your strategic goals?
  • Do you have a clear vision of how the innovations in your portfolio will mature over time and yield new value?

Value-driven Framework Solution: Support


  • How do your investment opportunities in healthcare innovation promise to return value across the domains of access, effectiveness, efficiency, and/or equity?
  • How are your investment opportunities in healthcare innovation meaningful to Veterans?
  • What is the optimal scale of your investment opportunities in healthcare innovation?
  • What is the potential of investment opportunities in healthcare innovation to realize additional value over time?

Value-driven Framework Solution: Inform


  • How does your organization equip innovators with data that outlines the needs and experiences of Veterans to ensure meaningful innovation?
  • How does your organization track and measure impact across the “value measures” (access, effectiveness, efficiency, and equity) for each innovation?