HVPAA 2018, 2019, 2021 & 2022 National Conference Abstracts

The 2018, 2019, 2021 & 2022 HVPAA National Conferences showcased the work of >80 academic medical centers through >400 value-based quality improvement initiatives.

Improving appropriateness of diagnostic tests, medical treatments and procedures

Standardizing care through best practice pathways and interventions to reduce unwarranted variability in care delivery

Improving discharge transitions and optimizing patient care setting to reduce unnecessary emergency department visits and avoidable hospital admissions

Human factors engineering for provider behavior modification and innovative informatics solutions to guide best practice

Preventive medicine to avoid illness and evidence-based screening for early disease detection

High value care educational curricula (medical school, graduate medical education and continuing education)

Building a high value program to improve quality and affordability of care delivery

Improving appropriateness of treatment/interventional services (medications, transfusions, endoscopy, interventional radiology, surgery, etc.)

Innovations that deliver effective cost transparency for patients, ideally with assessment data

Clinical care pathways or reducing unwarranted practice variability

Health equity: improving equitable delivery of high quality affordable care

Information technology innovations

Opioid stewardship

Optimization of patient care setting to reduce ED utilization

Provider behavior modification (comparative effectiveness of interventions)

Reducing admissions for ambulatory sensitive conditions

Funding for the 2018, 2019 & 2021 Architecture of High Value Healthcare Conference is made possible in part by grant number 1 R13HS026350-01​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.

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Value improvement guides: Published reviews in JAMA Internal Medicine coauthored by experienced faculty from multiple leading medical centers, with safety outcomes data and an implementation blue print.

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MAVEN campaign: Free 4 year high value care curriculum online.

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