HVHC hosts bi-annual conferences each Spring and Fall. These gatherings are highlights of the year, giving Members a chance to work face-to-face and share progress on a wide variety of projects.  These meetings allow team from every system to learn from one another, developing and maintaining the relationships with valued peers at the heart of HVHC’s collaborative work.










HVHC Spring ’16 Conference agenda

Some moments from our Spring ’16 Conference held in Washington, DC, April 24-26.

Guest speakersPanel

We often start our gatherings with a keynote speaker or panel of experts addressing an important theme in American healthcare. Panelists at our last conference were:

Janis Orlowski, MD, MACP
Chief Healthcare Affairs Officer, Association of American Medical Colleges

Mai Pham, MD, MPH
Director, Seamless Care Models Group at CMS Innovation Center

Lisa Simpson, MB, BCh, MPH, FAAP
President and CEO, Academy Health

Prior speakers include: Michael J. Barry, MD, President, Informed Medical Decisions Foundation, Carolyn M. Clancy, MD, Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Patrick Conway, MD MSc, Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality & CMS Chief Medical Officer; Matthew R. Handley, MD, Medical Director, Quality and Informatics, Group Health Permanente; Jim Yong Kim, MD, PhD, President, World Bank; and John E. Wennberg, MD, MPH, Founder and Director Emeritus, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice.

Advocacy in DCr


Hill Visits

During the spring conference in Washington, DC, we took advantage of our location to share HVHC’s message about the importance of value-based care.  Members met with 31 Congressional legislators from 10 states.



Innovation Hour panel


Innovation Hour

This session allows Members to present innovative interventions from their home system to their colleagues, both showcasing new work and potentially sparking new projects for the Collaborative. These short, interactive presentations are one of the conference features Members most appreciate.


HVHC Spring '16 Poster Session



Poster session

At our spring conference, Members and the PMO create large-scale posters that capture progress on a wide variety of projects and initiatives.