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Our partners

Our partners represent a diverse group of leaders from across the digital health sector


PHTI has convened clinical experts, economists, consumers, payers, and other entities to support in the development of the framework and evaluations.

PHTI developed an original assessment framework specific to digital health tools in coordination with the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER), a recognized leader in health technology assessment, is an independent, non-profit research institute that produces reports analyzing the evidence on the effectiveness and value of drugs and other medical services.

Additional partners include:

Charm Economics

Charm Economics translates insights from clinical and health economics research into real-world cost and savings estimates for digital health and medical technology businesses and purchasers. We partner with them to deepen our insight into how digital health technologies work, what they cost to deliver, and their impact on patients and purchasers.


Curta is a team of leaders in research and development in health economics and decision science. Curta will apply the ICER-PHTI Assessment Framework for Digital Health Technologies and assess products’ clinical and economic impact.

Lauren Taylor, MDiv, MPH, PhD

Professor Taylor is a faculty member at NYU Grossman School of Medicine and affiliated with NYU Wagner School of Public Service who focuses on governance and management of health improvement efforts, organizational theory, and business ethics. Our partnership focuses on grounding PHTI’s approach in a socially responsible framework.

Manatt Health

Manatt Health integrates consulting and legal expertise to better serve the complex needs of clients across the health care system. Manatt provides strategy, legal, public policy, and analytic services to the full range of health industry players. Manatt provides consulting and operational support to PHTI.


NORC at the University of Chicago is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that works with government, nonprofit, and corporate clients. NORC’s Health Care Strategy team provides operational and research support to PHTI.

Rock Health

Rock Health Advisory, a digital health strategy group, was contracted to provide analytic insight into investment trends and potential assessment areas.

Tapestry Networks

Tapestry Networks is an independent and trusted convenor of board members, executives, investors, regulators, and others in corporate governance, financial services, and healthcare. We have partnered with Tapestry to engage diverse healthcare stakeholders to understand the current state of the digital health purchasing environment, market needs, and future trends.

Purchaser Advisory Council

PHTI has assembled a Purchaser Advisory Council to provide feedback on the initiative’s assessment framework, assessment domains and digital health technologies in consideration for evaluation.

Members currently represent payers covering over 50% of people in the U.S.[1] and will continue to expand over time to represent a broad range of insurers, providers, and employers

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Centene Corporation

CVS Health – Aetna

Elevance Health


Federal Employee Program


Highmark Health


Kaiser Permanente

United Healthcare

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