High Value Healthcare Collaborative

The Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery coordinates Mayo Clinic's 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. It also advocates for policy and innovative payment models that support sustainable, high-value health care.

Why is the High Value Healthcare Collaborative unique? It's the data and how researchers work together to solve problems, including:

  • Comparing performance among High Value Healthcare Collaborative members and actively learning from each other
  • Calculating performance on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services quality measures to understand future performance indicators before they are published
  • Looking at utilization, cost and types of services performed for all facilities within associated communities, including nonmember facilities
  • Examining referral patterns among employed, affiliated and other community physicians
  • Modeling financial performance and potential savings on different Medicare payment models, such as Medicare Shared Savings Program bundles

The High Value Healthcare Collaborative's work has focused on multiple 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.

Lindsey M. Philpot, Ph.D.