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Academic institutions are invited to join the High Value Practice Academic Research Alliance. The success of this organization hinges on participation by a large number of academic medical centers. We currently have 100 academic center partners in the United States, Canada, Japan, Norway & Australia.

Membership Categories

  • Institutional Membership requires approval by an institutional leader (i.e. Dean, President, CMO, etc).
  • Departmental Membership requires approval by Department Chair. There is no membership fee.

Requirements of membership:

  • Academic medical center (medical school affiliation or GME training program)
  • Written agreement endorsed by institutional or departmental leadership
  • Commitment to advance at least one value improvement initiative across your institution annually
  • Participation in HVPAA surveys (performed every 2 year to gauge effectiveness)

Benefits of membership:

  • Demonstrate to patients accountability for the value of the care we deliver and a commitment to creating a more sustainable health care model
  • Experienced academic centers can expand their quality improvement initiatives on a national scale
  • Less experienced centers are provided with guidance to safely and effectively improve practice
  • Collaboration enables pooling of resources, expertise and data to develop appropriate use criteria, joint publications and best practice guidelines
  • Opportunity to direct or participate in HVPAA working groups and co-direct conference workshops
  • Member institutions’ faculty receive a discounted registration fee at the national conference

To register your medical center, please complete the HVPAA membership agreement and email signed copy to membership@hvpaa.org.

Specialties and subspecialties represented:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Geriatrics
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Hospitalist Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Medicine and Pediatrics
  • Microbiology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Critical Care
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatric Hospital Medicine
  • Pediatric Radiology
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Surgery
  • Urology
  • Vascular Surgery

Providers of all specialties and subspecialties are needed! Specialties not currently represented include:

  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Dermatology
  • Family Medicine
  • Medical Genetics
  • Neurologic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine