Innovations in healthcare transform the way healthcare gets delivered and the lives of people. Healthcare is getting person-centred and people are getting proactive. Do you recognize a pattern here?
I’m talking about P-value: person-centered and proactive. But how does this translate into the evaluation of healthcare innovations and the assessment of their value? Probably most of us relate P-value to the quantification of the statistical significance of observed results. I leave the discussion about the use or misuse of the statistical p-value to others.
When I talk about P-value, I am referring to a movement within research to fill the knowledge gaps of innovators, the end-users of innovations and other stakeholders. P-value in research should transform re-search into pro-search. Let me outline this movement in some more detail. The P-value in research of healthcare innovation includes:
For the above reasons, I invite you to work with me to:
Let’s join forces and improve the value of healthcare innovations by expanding research towards pro-search by taking up our responsibility to society and making a difference: #p_value
Bert Vrijhoef, Chief Innovation Officer