2021 National Conference

The 4th annual Architecture of High Value Health Care national conference was held October 7-10, 2021 as a virtual meeting.

The Architecture of High Value Health Care Conference is the premier information sharing venue for physician-led care transformation, sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The virtual meeting was designed 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. Poster and podium abstract presentations from medical centers across the US and beyond will detail initiatives that improve health care quality and safety while reducing costs of care for patients. Goals include investigation of outcomes to ensure that practice refinement maintains or improves diagnostic and therapeutic efficacy and determining the best methodologies to improve the value of care providers deliver. Performance improvement guidance and support are provided through focused workshops and round-table information sharing sessions monitored by national experts.

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.

Abstract Categories (adult and pediatric medicine)
  • Improving diagnostic appropriateness
  • Improving treatment/interventional appropriateness
  • Opioid stewardship
  • Clinical care pathways
  • Reducing unwarranted practice variability
  • Optimization of patient care setting to reduce ED visits
  • Reducing admissions for ambulatory sensitive conditions
  • Improving transitions including hospital discharge
  • Improving equitable health care access and quality
  • Preventive medicine
  • Evidence-based screening
  • Provider behavior modification
  • Information technology innovation
  • High value care clinical program building
  • High value care educational curricula
  • Effective cost transparency for patients
  • Opioid stewardship
  • Cost of Care Affordability Award: Reducing out of pocket costs for patients
  • Health Equity Award: Equitable delivery of high value care


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

Funding for the 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.

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