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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 abstract submission site is open, and abstracts are due April 8, 2019 at 11:59 PST.

Abstract Submission 

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. 

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
  • Evidence-based screening
  • Provider behavior modification
  • Information technology innovation
  • High value care educational curricula

High Value Bootcamp Workshops: Workshops 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
  • Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) pathways
  • Opioid stewardship
  • Preoperative testing
  • Infectious disease lab & antibiotic stewardship
  • Implementing an imaging appropriateness improvement program
  • Pediatric high value care
  • High value radiology for the radiologist

High Value Program Operations

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


  • Designing a high value care 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:

    Ambulatory Care        Hospital Medicine         Emergency Medicine         Pediatrics

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 Programhouse staff.

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.


Connected to Baltimore Convention Center

Across the street from Baltimore Convention Center

A few blocks from Baltimore Convention Center

Airport: Baltimore Washington International Airport

Amtrak: Baltimore Penn Station 

CME Information

Accreditation Statement:The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement: The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine will designate this live activity for AMA PRA Category 1 creditstm.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC Statement: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Policy on Speaker & Provider Disclosure:It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that the speaker and provider globally disclose conflicts of interest. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME has established policies that will identify and resolve conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity.  Detailed disclosure will be made prior to presentation of the education.