4 Simple Steps
As a Valio Provider, there are 4 simple steps to getting the most out of the platform.
Let your vendors know that Valio is the point of entry for your product evaluation process, and to enter the evidence credentials for their products.
Evaluate the Clinical & Economic Impact reports as they come in, or crunch claims on your own.
Track outcomes & review Outcomes Scorecards to be sure products are living up to expectations.
To see an example of how to enter information, click below.
The Answers You Need
What type of evidence is provided?
Evidence is typically from peer reviewed clinical journals, and most journal abstracts can be found on Pubmed. The more evidence to support your product claims, the better the Strength of Evidence rating will be.
Evidence will be for 3 values:
01 / FREQUENCY
How often does the problem occur that the product impacts?
For example, if the product claims to reduce infection in abdominal hysterectomies for patients over 65 years old, Frequency evidence would provide a value for how often infections occur in patients over 65 years old following a abdominal hysterectomy procedure.
02 / COST
What is the cost of the problem?
In the above example, what evidence speaks to the financial Cost of infection in patients over 65 years old following abdominal hysterectomy?
03 / IMPACT
What is the impact your product has on the problem?
Following the same example, what evidence supports the Impact the product has on reducing infections in patients over 65 years old following abdominal hysterectomy?
Can 1 piece of evidence provide more than 1 value?
Yes. 1 piece of Evidence can provide data for all 3 Values of Frequency, Cost & Impact, OR it can provide data for just 1 (i.e. Impact only), or even 2 (i.e. Frequency & Impact, but not Cost). Only enter the data point that is relevant for each piece of Evidence.
What if the vendor doesn't have evidence for one of the values of Frequency, Cost and/or Impact?
No problem. While it is better to provide supporting evidence, if the vendor doesn't have it they will enter what they think the appropriate value is, and choose Level 5 for the Level of Evidence.
Valio allows healthcare providers to track results, so if the vendor doesn't have evidence, they can prove the values by tracking the results.
Healthcare providers can update & override the final Frequency, Cost & Impact numbers if they don't think what was entered is valid for their institution.
How are the final Frequency, Cost & Impact values calculated if multiple values are entered for each?
An average of each Frequency, Cost & Impact value is calculated based on each piece of evidence entered.
How is the Strength of Evidence Calculated?
The strength of evidence is based on how many pieces of evidence are provided, and the Level of Evidence of each. The rating is based on industry standard guidelines, and can be viewed towards the bottom of THIS page.
How do I know the Level of Evidence?
Levels of evidence are based on industry standards, and can be viewed HERE.