Join the alliance

All medical centers are invited to join the High Value Practice Alliance. The success of the organization hinges on participation by a large number of health care delivery systems that represent the breadth of care delivery across the country.  Our organization was founded by 100 academic center partners, and after 5 years of operation to build a network and develop educational programs, membership is opening to any medical center in the US (and beyond) in January 2023.

Membership Categories

  • Institution Membership
  • Departmental Membership (one medical specialty or subspecialty)

Requirements of Membership

  • Signed agreement endorsed by institutional or departmental leadership
  • Commitment to advance at least one value improvement initiative across your institution annually
  • Participation in HVPA surveys (performed every 2-3 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 effective, efficient, equitable and affordable health care model
  • Experienced centers can disseminate performance 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 and best practice guidelines
  • Opportunity to direct or participate in HVPA working groups, publications and conference programming
  • Member institutions’ faculty receive a discounted registration fee at the national conference

Membership agreement form 

Specialties and subspecialties represented:

      • Anesthesiology
      • Cardiology
      • Cardiothoracic Surgery
      • Colorectal Surgery
      • Diagnostic Radiology
      • Emergency Medicine
      • Family 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
      • Dermatology
      • Medical Genetics
      • Neurologic Surgery
      • Ophthalmology
      • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
      • Plastic Surgery
      • Preventive Medicine
      • Sleep Medicine

What are academic medical centers across the country doing to improve healthcare value?

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.

Review article detailing 25 labs to refine for high value quality improvement | July 2020

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

Join the Alliance! Membership is free with institutional approval and commitment to improving value in your medical center.

Learn more about HVPA on Health Affairs Blog