HVHC actively encourages Members participating in the Collaborative’s projects to publish results of their work. The chance to share learnings and disseminate them widely through peer-reviewed journals stands as one of the central aims of any HVHC initiative. In recognition of competing demands on clinician and researcher time, HVHC has launched a Publication Incubator, a monthly gathering of researchers to support the drafting and submission of articles (updated June 2017).


HVHC Authored

“Episode-of-Care Characteristics and Costs for Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery in Hospitals Belonging to the High Value Healthcare Collaborative Compared to Similar Hospitals in the Same Healthcare Markets.” Weeks, William. Medical Care. June 2017. Full text

“The High Value Healthcare Collaborative: Episodes of Care for Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery.” Weeks, William. Journal of Arthroplasty. March 2017. Full text

“Developing Electronic Data Methods Infrastructure to Participate in Collaborative Research Networks.” Priest, Elisa. EDM Forum. December 2014. Full text

“Challenges in Using Electronic Health Record Data for CER: Experience of 4 Learning Organizations and Solutions Applied.” Bayley, K. Bruce. Medical Care. August 2013. Full text

“A Collaborative of Leading Health Systems Finds Wide Variations in Total Knee Replacement Delivery and Takes Steps to Improve Value.” Tomek, Ivan. Health Affairs. June 2012. Full text

“The High Value Healthcare Collaborative (HVHC). A National Collaborative to Improve Value in Healthcare Delivery.” Tomek, Ivan. Health Affairs. June 2012. PDF

“Qualitative Analysis of Sepsis Bundle Implementation in the High Value Healthcare Collaborative: Common Barriers and Applied Solutions.” Masica, Andrew. Joint Commission Journal. Forthcoming.

“Perspective on the CMS Joint Replacement Bundle.” Masica, Andrew. Joint Commission Journal. Forthcoming.

“The Sepsis 3-hour-bundle and its association (or lack thereof) with survival. A report from the High Value Healthcare Collaborative.” Taenzer, Andreas. JAMA. Forthcoming.


In Progess

“Association of Diabetes Visit Frequency with Diabetes Quality Metrics.” Komo, Norris.

“Cost Drivers Associated with Early Detection and Treatment of Sepsis .” Scott, Jason.

“Determinants of simultaneous versus staged bilateral total knee replacement: a multi-institutional study.” Tomek, Ivan.

“Diabetes Visit Frequency Paper 1.” Herndon, Brooke.

“Estimating Financial Impact of Interventions in Absence of Cost Data.” Welch, Gavin.

“Exploring Differences in Meaningful Readmissions Duration for Sepsis.” Taenzer, Andreas.

“Exploring the Collaborative Impact in Accelerating the Adoption of Evidence-based Care Practices.” Savitz, Lucy.

“Hospital Readmission Reduction Program and Observation Stays for patients with heart failure.” Albritton, Jordan.

“How to Align Data from Different Institutions to Conduct Meaningful Analytics.” Knowlton, Jay.

“HVHC Recommendations for SEP-1 Lactate Measurement.” Freidman, Issie.

“Importance of Nursing Leadership & Engagement for successful implementation of the Sepsis Bundle.” Hiller, Terra.

“Sepsis Qualitative Paper.” Taenzer, Andreas.

“Sharing Best Practices in Hip and Knee.” Naessens, James.

“Sepsis Quantitative Paper: Assessing the Improvement Outcomes from Large-Scale Implementation of the Three-hour Sepsis Bundle.” Taenzer, Andreas.

“White paper: Supporting HVHC Dissemination & Implementation Efforts.” Kraft, Sally.


White Papers

“Alternative Payment Models: A Recommendation to CMS from High Value Healthcare Collaborative.” Rohack, James.

“High Value Healthcare Collaborative: Association of Surgical Invasiveness with Readmission Following Surgery for Lumbar Spondylolisthesis.” Masica, Andrew.

“Scaling Up: A Report from the High Value Healthcare Collaborative Distance Learning Program for Decision Coaching.” Clay, Catherine.

“SEP-1 CMS Measure: A Recommendation to CMS from High Value Healthcare Collaborative.” Douglas, Ivor.

“The Road to Safe Care May be Paved with Unintended Consequences.” Weinstein, James.


HVHC Mentions

“How Dartmouth-Hitchcock CEO’s personal experience led him to call for a health care ‘revolution.’” Larsen, E. Advisory Board 2016. Full text

“Implementation Science: A Potential Catalyst for Delivery System Reform.” Fisher, E. JAMA 2016.

“Toward Systems Science in Rehabilitation.” Jette, A. Physical Therapy 2016. Full text

“Pathways to Success for Multi-Site Clinical Data Research.” McGraw and Leiter. eGEMS 2013. Full text

“Five Hospitals Share Three Secrets to Improve Knee Surgery Outcomes.” Clark, C. HealthLeaders 2012. Full text

“The Four Habits of High-Value Health Care Organizations.” Bohmer. NEJM 2011. Full text