1000Minds helps you prioritise alternatives or individuals systematically and transparently.

Prioritisation involves confronting difficult choices, the implications of which can be monumental for the people affected. Examples include:

  • prioritising patients for access to ‘elective’ (ie. non-urgent) health care
    – see case study, peer-reviewed articles, news items
  • ‘health technology prioritisation’ – ie. deciding which pharmaceuticals, medical devices, equipment, procedures, etc to fund
    – see news release, peer-reviewed articles, news items
  • prioritising social welfare assistance (eg. housing, health care, income support) for people in need
  • ranking research-grant funding applications
  • selecting students for scholarships or admission to restricted courses

Criteria and weights

Such prioritisation decisions – often implemented by groups of decision-makers – involve agreeing on the relevant criteria for the decision at hand and weighting them and other considerations relative to each other.

1000Minds prioritisation software is for making prioritisation decisions – for one-off or repeated applications – in a consistent, fair and defensible way that can be easily communicated to stakeholders, including the general public.

1000Minds ensures that the right alternatives or individuals are chosen, in the right order (for details, see our guide to decision-making and prioritisation). Where appropriate, such choices can also take into account the value for money of the alternatives or individuals under consideration.

Multiple stakeholders and applications

1000Minds also has powerful tools for group decision-making, including decision-making surveys and other activities for distribution to as many participants as you like.

1000Minds is useful in a very wide range of health, government, business, nonprofit and academic applications.

Want to give 1000Minds a try?

Please use our free trial, including a wide range of demo models.

And don’t hesitate to contact us if we can help you at all.