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Health decision-making and prioritization

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Healthcare decisions involve confronting trade-offs with potentially serious consequences. 1000minds enables you to have confidence in your decisions’ validity and reliability, and to involve as many decision-makers and stakeholders as appropriate.

1000minds has more than 20 years’ experience working with clinicians, patients, policy-makers and researchers on a wide variety of health applications.

Disease classification

Create disease-classification systems, comprising classification criteria and weights representing their relative importance, based on the knowledge and experience of clinical experts.

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Patient prioritization

Create tools for prioritizing patients for health services, comprising valid and reliable prioritization criteria and weights, based on expert input from clinicians and potentially patients.

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Health research decision-making

Create tools and systems for identifying important health research questions or topics for investigation, and for prioritizing grant applications for funding.

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Health-Related Quality of Life

Elicit people’s HRQoL preferences and create personal and social value sets – e.g. EQ-5D-5L and SF-6D – for research, personalized medicine and policy-making.

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Health technology prioritization

Create tools based on explicit criteria and weights for assessing and prioritizing pharmaceuticals, medical devices, equipment, procedures and other health technologies.

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Disease prioritization

Prioritize diseases posing the greatest threats to human health to guide R&D based on the application of valid and reliable criteria and weights representing expert judgments.

See pricing

Pandemic preparedness & real-time responsiveness

Create tools to support decision-making in emergencies about the allocation of scarce medical resources such as hospital beds, ICU ventilators, vaccines, etc.

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Clinical guidelines

Enable clinical experts and patients to work together to develop valid and reliable treatment guidelines for patients to better manage their conditions with confidence.

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Noise auditing

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Preferences surveys / discrete choice experiments (DCEs)

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A trusted partner for the world’s most ambitious decision-makers

  • World Health Organization
  • Harvard Medical School
  • American College of Rheumatology
  • European Centre for Disease Control
  • Ministry of Health, NZ

Disease classification

$20,000 per disease-classification system

Create disease-classification systems, comprising classification criteria and weights representing their relative importance, based on the knowledge and experience of clinical experts.

Since the late 2000s, dozens of international teams of experts have used 1000minds to create a wide range of disease-classification systems, resulting in very many peer-reviewed publications.

  • Proven, peer-reviewed processes for creating disease-classification systems
  • 1000minds tools:
    • AI assistant (to get you started quickly)
    • Pairwise comparisons
    • “Noise auditing” (judgment variability testing)
    • Group decision-making
    • Voting and consensus
    • Inter-rater reliability
    • Validity testing
  • Expert support and advice
  • Guidance on the academic literature, including for publication
  • Revise your classification systems as evidence or clinical judgements change
  • Support and advice with implementing your systems into existing systems

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“Really useful software to help make critical decisions in disaster response. Superb support throughout the process. Thanks!”

– Vicki O'Donnell

Patient prioritization

$20,000 per patient prioritization tool

Create tools for prioritizing patients for health services, comprising valid and reliable prioritization criteria and weights, based on expert input from clinicians and potentially patients.

1000minds has 20 years’ experience working with groups of clinicians to create tools for prioritizing patients for health services and implementing them across health systems.

  • Proven, peer-reviewed processes for creating patient prioritization tools
  • 1000minds tools:
    • AI assistant (to get you started quickly)
    • Pairwise comparisons
    • “Noise auditing” (judgment variability testing)
    • Group decision-making
    • Voting and consensus
    • Inter-rater reliability
    • Validity testing
    • Cross-calibration of 1000minds prioritization tools
  • Expert support and advice
  • Guidance on the academic literature, including for publication
  • Revise your prioritization tools as evidence or clinical judgements change
  • Support and advice with implementing your tools across the health system

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“1000minds is one of the best software tools for decision-making.”

– Arpit A.

Health research decision-making

$12,000 per research decision-making application

Create tools and systems for identifying important health research questions or topics for investigation, and for evaluating and prioritizing grant applications for funding.

1000minds is used by research organizations and funding agencies to make these important decisions consistently, fairly and transparently.

  • Proven, peer-reviewed processes for creating research decision-making tools, including for allocating research funding
  • 1000minds tools:
    • AI assistant (to get you started quickly)
    • Pairwise comparisons
    • “Noise auditing” (judgment variability testing)
    • Group decision-making
    • Voting and consensus
    • Inter-rater reliability
    • Validity testing
    • Value-for-money comparisons and resource allocation
    • Cross-calibration of 1000minds prioritization tools
  • Expert support and advice
  • Revise your research decision-making tools as your priorities change
  • Support and advice with implementing your tools into existing systems
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“I have used this several times now for health research applications. For the right question, this is a remarkably powerful and easy-to-use tool.”

– Brian Feldman

Health-Related Quality of Life

$25,000 per value set

Elicit people’s HRQoL preferences and create personal and social value sets – e.g. EQ-5D-5L and SF-6D – for research, personalized medicine and policy-making.

1000minds has tools and processes for use with large country-level samples to create personal and social value sets, including identifying health states worse than “dead”.

  • Turn-key software solution to create value sets by surveying 1000s of people
  • Easy to set up, customizable 1000minds surveys, in any language
  • Valid and reliable methodology, including smartphone compatibility
  • Proven, peer-reviewed PAPRIKA method for discrete choice experiments (DCE): based on pairwise comparisons of partial profiles and the simplest possible questions for participants to answer
  • Scaling of value sets relative to “dead”
  • Real-time, individual- and population-level data
  • Expert support and advice
  • Guidance on the academic literature, including for publication

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“Excellent tool for assisting decision-makers across a broad range of applications. Clever design, and very easy to use.”

– Dr Trudy Sullivan Health economist • Dunedin School of Medicine

Health technology prioritization

$20,000 per health technology prioritization tool or application

Create tools based on explicit criteria and weights for assessing and prioritizing pharmaceuticals, medical devices, equipment, procedures and other health technologies.

1000minds includes a powerful decision-making framework for allocating budgets across competing technologies in pursuit of high-quality investments that maximize value for money.

  • Proven, peer-reviewed processes for engaging experts and other stakeholders to create health technology prioritization tools
  • 1000minds tools:
    • AI assistant (to get you started quickly)
    • Pairwise comparisons
    • “Noise auditing” (judgment variability testing)
    • Group decision-making
    • Voting and consensus
    • Inter-rater reliability
    • Validity testing
    • Value-for-money comparisons and resource allocation
    • Cross-calibration of 1000minds prioritization tools
  • Expert support and advice
  • Guidance on the academic literature, including for publication
  • Revise your prioritization tools as evidence or expert judgments change
  • Support and advice with implementing your tools into existing systems
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“Great tool for group decision making and ranking many choices using multiple criteria. Makes a potentially challenging process easy.”

– Sarah Meytin

Disease prioritization

$25,000 per disease research prioritization tool

Prioritize diseases posing the greatest threats to human health to guide R&D based on the application of valid and reliable criteria and weights representing expert judgments.

Since 2017, international agencies such as the World Health Organization and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control have used 1000minds to prioritize a wide range of dangerous pathogens and diseases.

  • Proven, peer-reviewed processes for engaging biomedical experts to determine prioritization criteria and weights and to rate diseases
  • 1000minds tools:
    • AI assistant (to get you started quickly)
    • Pairwise comparisons
    • “Noise auditing” (judgment variability testing)
    • Group decision-making
    • Voting and consensus
    • Inter-rater reliability
    • Validity testing
    • Value-for-money comparisons and resource allocation
  • Expert support and advice
  • Guidance on the academic literature, including for publication
  • Revise your prioritization tools as evidence or clinical judgements change

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“1000minds makes difficult decision-making procedures simple so that everyone can participate and reach a consensus. It delivers impartial findings that are accurate and fair.”

– Ashish T.

Pandemic preparedness & real-time responsiveness

$20,000 per decision-making tool

Create tools to support decision-making in emergencies about the allocation of scarce medical resources such as hospital beds, ICU ventilators, vaccines, etc.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, 1000minds was used to prioritize patients for ICU and hospital, for vaccinations and countries for vaccine supplies.

  • Proven, peer-reviewed processes for engaging experts and other stakeholders to create emergency decision-making tools
  • 1000minds tools:
    • AI assistant (to get you started quickly)
    • Pairwise comparisons
    • “Noise auditing” (judgment variability testing)
    • Group decision-making
    • Voting and consensus
    • Inter-rater reliability
    • Validity testing
    • Value-for-money comparisons and resource allocation
    • Cross-calibration of 1000minds prioritization tools
  • Expert support and advice
  • Guidance on the academic literature, including for publication
  • Revise your decision-making tools as evidence or expert judgments change
  • Support and advice with implementing your tools across the health system

Contact us See success story

“Really useful software to help make critical decisions in disaster response. Superb support throughout the process. Thanks!”

– Vicki O'Donnell

Clinical guidelines

$20,000 per clinical guideline

Enable clinical experts and patients to work together to develop valid and reliable treatment guidelines for patients to better manage their conditions with confidence.

1000minds is used to compare possible treatment components and refine them down to a coherent optimal set, agreed to by consensus.

  • Proven, peer-reviewed processes for creating clinical guidelines
  • 1000minds tools:
    • AI assistant (to get you started quickly)
    • Pairwise comparisons
    • “Noise auditing” (judgment variability testing)
    • Group decision-making
    • Voting and consensus
    • Inter-rater reliability
    • Validity testing
  • Expert support and advice
  • Guidance on the academic literature, including for publication
  • Revise your guidelines as evidence or clinical judgments change
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“Great tool for decision making. Very user friendly!”

– Nico Paris Sud

Noise auditing

$2500 per noise audit (ranking survey)

Noise audits reveal the typically large, and usually undesirable, variability – “noise” – in people’s judgments when evaluating the same information, i.e. that would otherwise be expected to result in the same, or very similar, judgments.

A 1000minds noise audit (ranking survey) involves simple case studies of real or imaginary alternatives being presented to participants to rank using their intuition. The revealed variability often points to the need for a better decision-making approach – using 1000minds!

  • AI assistant (to get you started quickly)
  • Proven, peer-reviewed processes for engaging stakeholders
  • Easy to set up, customizable 1000minds surveys, in any language
  • Results reported for individual participants (and averages)
  • Expert support and advice available
  • Extendable to other 1000minds’ processes, i.e. as a first step

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“Easy to use and very useful for any complex decision-making question. Kudos to the creators for creating such a wonderful tool!”

– Lay Kuan Soh

Preferences surveys / discrete choice experiments (DCEs)

$9500 per survey/DCE

A 1000minds preferences survey, or DCE, involves participants answering questions based on trade-offs between decision-making criteria or attributes to reveal their relative importance.

From people’s answers, 1000minds codifies the relative importance of the criteria/attributes as weights, also known as “preference values” or “utilities”, for each individual participant and on average. These weights are used to rank any alternatives you are considering.

  • AI assistant (to get you started quickly)
  • Aadaptive, choice-based conjoint analysis (CBC)
  • Easy to set up, customizable 1000minds surveys, in any language
  • Valid and reliable methodology, including smartphone compatibility
  • Proven, peer-reviewed PAPRIKA method for discrete choice experiments (DCEs): based on pairwise comparisons of partial profiles and the simplest possible questions for participants to answer
  • Results reported for individual participants (and averages)
  • Automated conjoint analysis results in real time:
    • Attribute rankings
    • Attribute “relative importance” ratios
    • Market shares
    • “What if” simulations based on changes to alternatives’ attributes
    • Willingness-to-pay (WTP) estimates easily derived from utilities
  • Expert support and advice available
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“I found the 1000minds software extremely easy to use, the tutorials were quite helpful, and the 1000minds team very supportive.”

– Lesley J.

Questions & answers

Is there a free trial?

Yes, you can try 1000minds for free for 15 days. You can also book a free, personalized onboarding call to get you up and running as soon as possible.

Of course, please book some time with us to talk through what you want to achieve and how we can best support you.

Yes, we’re quite flexible about transferring your license between packages. In most cases it will be fairly clear about what’s required from our initial conversations but, of course, sometimes your needs will change or new opportunities will arise.

We license your use of 1000minds for a particular business purpose or project. You can invite as many others as you like (e.g. your colleagues) to work with you. They will have individual logins on 1000minds with access to project folders that you share with them. Please talk to us if you have any special requirements in this regard.

Yes, please just ask. Be sure to mention if there is any particular information your organization needs included in the quote.

Licenses are usually billed annually in advance. We’ll send you an invoice and you can pay by bank transfer or credit card in USD, EUR, GBP, CAD, AUD or NZD. Let us know if your organization requires any particular information on the invoice.

Yes, 1000minds has an application instance in the European Union with all data storage and processing performed in the EU. Furthermore, 1000minds is headquartered in New Zealand, which is recognized by the European Commission as GDPR adequate. You can choose to use the EU/GDPR instance when you sign up and log in. Your license allows you to use both the EU and US instances of 1000minds if you wish.

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