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2019 National Conference

HVPAA and the American Hospital Association invite all medical providers to participate in the Architecture of High Value Health Care Conference on November 15-17, 2019 at the Baltimore Convention Center. The registration site has opened!

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The Architecture of High Value Healthcare National Conference is designed to be a platform to efficiently advance high value care performance improvement across the country. The mission of the annual conference is to share leading practices and provide immersive skill-building experience around value-based care. Multiple plenary abstract presentation sessions are designed to broadly advance initiatives that have improved health care quality and safety while reducing costs of care for patients, investigate outcomes to ensure that practice refinement maintains or improves diagnostic or therapeutic efficacy, and determine the best methodologies to improve the value of care providers deliver. Performance improvement guidance and support are provided through multiple focused workshops and round-table information sharing sessions monitored by national experts. 

Abstract Submission Categories (adult and pediatric medicine)
  • Improving diagnostic appropriateness
  • Improving treatment/interventional appropriateness
  • Clinical care pathways
  • Reducing unwarranted practice variability
  • Optimization of patient care setting to reduce ED visits and hospitalizations
  • Improving transitions including hospital discharge
  • Preventive medicine
  • Effective; cost transparency for patients
  • Evidence-based screening
  • Provider behavior modification
  • Information technology innovation
  • High value care educational curricula
**NEW** Meet the Professor: Round Table Discussion

New for 2019: information sharing round table discussions moderated by national experts on Friday November 15th (times TBD), designed to facilitate success and create networks across institutions working on similar performance improvement initiatives. Topics include:

Clinical Program Building

  • High value team program building
  • Radiology Stewardship
  • Laboratory Testing Stewardship
  • Antibiotic Stewardship
  • Transfusions
  • Best practice pathways
  • Discharge transitions & readmissions
  • Pediatric high value care

Care Redesign/Total Cost of Care

  • CHF
  • COPD
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Kidney disease
  • Nonemergent ED Visits
  • Substance Use

Education

  • Educational curriculum design for medical school
  • Educational curriculum design for graduate medical education
High Value Bootcamp Workshops

Held on Saturday Nov 16 and Sunday Nov 17, the workshops are directed by faculty from multiple academic medical centers who have implemented initiatives to improve quality & safety while reducing costs in the topic area.

Clinical Performance Improvement

  • Blood management & transfusions
  • Medical pathways
  • ERAS (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery) pathways
  • Preoperative testing
  • Radiology stewardship 
  • Infectious disease/antibiotic stewardship
  • Opioid stewardship
  • Prenatal and antenatal care
  • Pediatric high value care
  • Interprofessional team building

High Value Program Operations

  • Starting a high value program and selling it to your leadership
  • Nuts & bolts of value improvement Part I: Informatics
  • Nuts & bolts of value improvement Part II: Analytics

Education

  • Designing a high value care medical school curriculum
  • Designing a high value care GME curriculum
Preconference “Order Wisely” Friday, November 15th

Targeted presentations by national experts on high value tests and treatments for common medical conditions, tailored to patient care setting. Includes review of appropriate imaging for CMS Priority Clinical Areas, to prepare providers for the CMS AUC Program beginning January 2020.

    Ambulatory Care        Hospital Medicine         Emergency Medicine         Pediatrics

AWARDS

  • Best residency initiative
  • Best multidisciplinary initiative
  • Best educational curriculum
  • Highest scoring abstracts in each category
  • Costs of Care Affordability Award

The annual conference is a highly informative program for anyone in the health care industry interested in safely improving health care value, including hospital leadership (CEO, CQO,CMO, CFO), medical providers (doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, house staff, medical and MPH students), performance improvement companies, regulatory leads and insurance administrators. Health care performance improvement, clinical decision support and education companies are invited to participate as exhibitors and sponsors.

HVPAA has been awarded a 3-year AHRQ conference grant, which helps support the meeting and provides travel stipends for the Future Leader Program house staff.

Exhibitor Information

Our 2018 Architecture of High Value Care conference showcased >200 abstracts from >50 academic medical centers and 8 value-based quality improvement workshops. View last year’s conference program and all of the abstracts. Additionally, attendees participated in a full day preconference on September 21 (Order Wisely®) that included 25 targeted sessions on appropriate ordering of tests and treatments.  

Funding for the 2019 Architecture of High Value Healthcare Conference is made possible in part by grant number 1R13HS026350-01​from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

HOTEL INFORMATION

Connected to Baltimore Convention Center by bridge

Sheraton 

Hyatt Regency

Across the street from Baltimore Convention Center

Days Inn

Airport: Baltimore Washington International Airport

Amtrak: Baltimore Penn Station