The Hippocratic Oath includes a commitment to “remember that…illness may affect the person’s family and economic stability. My responsibility includes these related problems, if I am to care adequately for the sick.”
As such, HVPA was founded on the following principles:
- Medicine is a public trust, and to maintain the trust that the public places in physicians and other health care workers, medical providers have a responsibility to improve value in health care.
- Cross-institutional collaboration is essential to effectively improve health care value on a national scale.
- Outcomes research must ensure that refinements maintain or ideally improve providers’ ability to diagnose and treat patients.
- Engaging medical students, resident physicians and fellows in this work is key to creating lasting improvements in practice.
The alliance provides a forum for academic medical institutions to collaborate on best practice performance improvement initiatives and peer reviewed publications related to health care value. The alliance does not provide medical advice.