Recommended Reading for Inspiration. Articles and media coverage of High-Value Care, or the lack thereof, and what it means for government payers, health plans, provider organizations, physicians, individuals and the population. Institutions and organizations supporting and working towards High-Value Care providing additional resources for different communities.

Information and Places to Explore

Additional organizations, communities and resources focusing on High-Value Care

HCTTF White Paper - Success of Value-Based Programs Based on High-Value Care

Paper from Health Care Transformation Task Force, co-authored by payers (Aetna, HCSC, , etc.) and providers (Trinity, Ascension, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, SSM, etc.) and RowdMap, on creating sustainable economic value models. Value-based programs should reduce low-value care. "Low-value care is the single largest driver of unnecessary costs, roughly three percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), so mitigating low-value care creates an immediate, demonstrable financial impact." The measure of success for a value-based program is whether it creates high-value care. "A provider may improve outcomes for a patient, but if a disproportionate amount of low-value care is generated in the process, there will be no savings."

HCTTF White Paper - High-Value Care as Key to Outcomes and Incentivization

Paper from Health Care Transformation Task Force, co-authored by payers (Aetna, HCSC, , etc.) and providers (Trinity, Ascension, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, SSM, etc.) and RowdMap, on designing clinical programs to deliver high-value care. "We suggest that entities structuring care management programs not only establish infrastructures to monitor performance on quality measures and compare utilization to best practice regions or national benchmarks, but also monitor the extent to which the participating providers are delivering low-or no-value care." Quality, cost and patient expereince must be measured and incentivized, but also high-value care and there public data provides an opportunity for measurement and participant incentivization. "As a first step, entities developing care management programs could make use of publically available materials to understand and analyze low-and no-value care"

AcademyHealth Program to Advance Research to Reduce Low-Value Care

AcademyHealth and the ABIM Foundation created a partnership to assess the research low-value care. Recognizing the increasing focus on overuse, unnecessary and low-value care for national health policy. This research group explores patient demand, information, perverse financial incentives, and a culture of “more is better.”

The Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care

Decades of research, academic publications, data on practice patterns and unwarranted variation, interactive tools and key issues, topics, studies, and press. Information covers geographies, hospitals, physicians and other providers across years of longitude. Open access and publicly available data and definitions.

ABIM Foundation Choosing Wisely Initiative with Consumer Reports

A partnership with the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation, over 70 specialty societies, and Consumer Reports designed to create dialogue in order to avoid waste an unnecessary care across tests, treatments, and procedures. Resources including questions for patients and physicians to facilitate dialogue and impact clinical treatment.

ACP High Value Care Task Force

American College of Physicians includes nearly 150,000 members globally with a High Value Care Task Force that provides resources for patients, clinicians, medical educators including toolkits, videos, and articles with a focus on clinical guidelines and recommendations.

High Value Healthcare Collaborative

Collaborative of health care providers redesigning delivery to maximize high value care. Interdisciplinary teams evaluate, identify and demonstrate improvement in pilot projects then disseminate best practices to the public and advocate for policy.

Right Care Alliance from the Lown Institute

Grassroots-based alliance of over 100 local events with 3,000 participants involving listening booths from patients, organized story sharing, and "What Worries You Most" structured interactions between clinicians and patients focus on high-value care and its impact for patients, communities and society.