Our Mission: Improving Healthcare Decisions
ISPOR believes that every healthcare decision should be informed by the best scientific research derived from rigorous, proven methodologies.
ISPOR is the leading global scientific and educational organization for health economics and outcomes research and their use in decision making to improve health.
The ISPOR strategic platform, ISPOR Strategic Plan Update 2024, was developed by the Society's Strategic Planning Working Group.
The Society was founded in 1995 by a small group of dedicated volunteers and visionaries with the goal of serving as a catalyst for advancing the science and practice of health economics and outcomes research worldwide.
The Society’s dedicated volunteer leaders make ISPOR’s work possible—from its Board of Directors to the many volunteer leaders across the globe who contribute to the Society’s working groups, councils, and global engagement groups. Additionally, many ISPOR members are experts and thought leaders in the field who contribute to the reports, tools, and other HEOR resources made freely available by the Society.
ISPOR is a nonprofit organization that welcomes all healthcare stakeholders as members, including researchers, academicians, regulators and assessors, public and private payers, healthcare providers, industry, and patient representatives.
ISPOR’s scientific achievement and leadership awards program is designed to foster and recognize research excellence, leadership, and outstanding technical achievement in health economics and outcomes research (HEOR). The Society’s scientific conference travel grant program provides members with financial assistance to attend ISPOR conferences and educational events in support of its mission to promote HEOR excellence globally.