Network for Excellence in Health Innovation (NEHI)
NEHI (Network for Excellence in Health Innovation) is dedicated to identifying innovations that improve the quality and lower the costs of health care. NEHI’s network of nearly 100 health care organizations is a hotbed for consensus solutions that cut across traditional silos and drive policy change. Only with all stakeholders at the table is fixing health care possible.
NEHI is a national nonprofit, nonpartisan organization composed of stakeholders from across all key sectors of health and health care. Its mission is to advance innovations that improve health, enhance the quality of health care, and achieve greater value for the money spent. NEHI consults with its broad membership, and conducts independent, objective research and convenings, to accelerate these innovations and bring about changes within health care and in public policy.
NEHI was founded in 2002 as the New England Healthcare Institute. In 2011, they adopted the acronym NEHI as the official name and then, in 2014, they expanded the name to NEHI (Network for Excellence in Health Innovation) to reflect the national identity.
The founders of NEHI were a group of influential health care leaders whose goal was to create a forum where leaders from all health care sectors could identify, debate and seek solutions to common health care issues – and then create policy change.
The catalysts for this enterprise were Henri Termeer (then CEO of Genzyme), Joseph B. Martin, MD, PhD (then Dean of Harvard Medical School), Sam Thier, MD (then CEO of Partners HealthCare), Fred Telling, PhD (then VP of Pfizer), and Charlie Baker (then CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care).
NEHI has had important impact on health care and health policy at the national, state, and local level, as follows:
NEHI’s research and recommendations on financing innovation, payment and delivery system reform, health information technology, and patient engagement have been cited in Congressional testimony; published in influential journals including the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association; and cited in mainstream and social media.
NEHI’s convening power brings together stakeholders from across sectors of health and health care, enabling us to build consensus on pressing issues such as paying for biopharmaceuticals, gathering data to support health improvement, and fostering more use of innovative technologies in health care delivery.
NEHI educates policy makers and health care thought leaders and has influenced legislative and regulatory policy on Meaningful Use of health information technology; the Congressional Budget Office’s estimates on the cost and savings impact of medication adherence; and use of community health workers.See more