NEHI is a national nonprofit, nonpartisan organization composed of stakeholders from across all key sectors of health and health care.
Our vision is to be a trusted voice in shaping policies and activities that address unmet needs, drive better health outcomes, and provide equitable access to effective innovations.
Our mission is to solve complex problems and achieve value in health care by fostering interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation.
NEHI counts organizations from across the country as its members, including patient groups, health plans, providers, hospitals, business and industry associations, and companies in the pharmaceutical, biotech, and digital health sectors.
Our members include Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, CVS Health, Community Care Cooperative, Google/YouTube, Kaiser Permanente, Mass General Brigham, Merck, Point32Health, Rhythm Pharmaceuticals, Steward Health Care, and Takeda.
NEHI was founded in 2002 as the New England Healthcare Institute by Henri Termeer (then CEO of Genzyme), Harris Berman (then CEO of Tufts Health Plan), Charlie Baker (then CEO Of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care), along with other influential health care leaders to enable direct conversations between payers and pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to identify, debate and seek solutions to common health care issues – and then create policy change.
Today, we maintain that mission, although we have expanded the dialogue to include constituents from across the health care system. We are committed to driving better health outcomes and value in health care through interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. We have also increased our focus in three areas: healthcare value and payment innovations, equitable access to innovation, and expanding access to mental health care.