LJAF logoLaura and John Arnold Foundation Dissemination Project

In March 2015, HVHC was awarded a $5.49 million grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) to effect broad-scale improvement in the delivery of health care by dramatically reducing the time from discovery to widespread adoption of practices.

The grant will help develop and implement best care dissemination models among the healthcare systems participating in the High Value Healthcare Collaborative (HVHC).  Leveraging successful pilot efforts in sepsis, HVHC now looks to drive adoption among its Members.  Over the next two years, successful adoption of this model will save thousands of lives and millions in avoidable health care expenses.

By supporting the sharing of data and lessons learned across the pilot sites, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation grant will help identify best practices for implementation and dissemination of this sepsis care model to drive broad-scale adoption across the HVHC health systems.

LJAF is a private foundation that is working to address our nation’s most pressing and persistent challenges using evidence-based, multi-disciplinary approaches. Its strategic investments are currently focused in criminal justice, education, evidence-based policy and innovation, public accountability, and research integrity. LJAF has offices in Houston, New York City, and Washington, D.C.  www.arnoldfoundation.org.

ahrq-logoAgency for Healthcare Research and Quality Centers of Excellence Award

In June of 2015, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), announced plans to fund three Centers of Excellence to study how high-performing health care systems promote evidence-based practices in delivering care. The Centers will identify the characteristics of health systems that successfully disseminate and apply evidence from patient-centered outcomes research, and they will analyze the connections between successful dissemination of patient-centered outcomes research, patient health outcomes and effective use of resources.

Understanding how health systems disseminate information on what works and what does not work will facilitate successful dissemination of evidence-based practices moving forward. This project is funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund, which was created by the Affordable Care Act.

The Dartmouth College Center of Excellence, in collaboration with the University of California at Berkeley, Harvard University, and the High Value Healthcare Collaborative will use mixed methods involving existing and ongoing claims-based data, conduct a national survey of health care organizations and systems to understand the inner workings of systems, and in particular, how market and organizational factors influence the implementation of biomedical, delivery system and patient engagement innovations.

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Funding

cmmi-logoIn June of 2012, HVHC was awarded a $26 million Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) Award, the second highest among 107 Innovation Award recipients. The award has a goal of $64M in savings to Medicare over the three-year period achieved through improvements in six clinical areas: congestive heart failure, diabetes, arthritis of the hip, knee and lumbar spine, and sepsis.

Final Reports to CMMI

  • “High Value Healthcare Collaborative: Optimizing the Treatment of Septicemia and Sepsis through Implementation of Bundled Care.” [Download]
  • “High Value Healthcare Collaborative: Engaging Patients to Meet the Triple Aim.” [Download]