High Value Healthcare Collaborative

The Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery coordinates involvement in the High Value Healthcare Collaborative, which was launched in 2010 by a group of five leading health care organizations, including Mayo Clinic and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice. Today, the collaborative includes 18 member organizations that together serve a population of more than 70 million people in the United States.

The High Value Healthcare Collaborative aims to improve health and health care delivery, and reduce costs by identifying and accelerating widespread adoption of best-practice care models and innovative value-based payment models.

Specifically, it aims to:

  • Measure. The High Value Healthcare Collaborative defines, tests and disseminates advanced measures and tools to support clinicians, health systems and payers in their efforts to deliver high-value care.
  • Innovate. The collaborative identifies, tests and rapidly disseminates best-practice care models and payment models that are safe, improve care, have better outcomes and reduce costs.
  • Replicate. By establishing a collaborative "learning network," members of the High Value Healthcare Collaborative will encourage membership by other organizations, help implement best practices in new member organizations (and learn from them), and distribute findings publicly so that they can be more broadly considered for implementation.

The High Value Healthcare Collaborative's work crosses several clinical areas, including:

  • Orthopedic surgery — hip and knee
  • Diabetes management
  • Sepsis improvement
  • End-of-life care
  • Chronic heart failure
  • Spine care


Jon O. Ebbert, M.D.

James M. Naessens, Sc.D.