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AHRQ's Chartered Value Exchanges: An Overview (Text Version)

Slide presentation from the AHRQ 2011 conference.

On September 20, 2011, Jan De La Mare made this presentation at the 2011 Annual Conference. Select to access the PowerPoint® presentation (1.6 MB). Plugin Software Help.

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AHRQ's Chartered Value Exchanges: An Overview

Jan De La Mare
AHRQ Chartered Value Exchange (CVE) Learning Network
September 20, 2011

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Underlying Philosophy of Collaboratives: "All Health Care is Local"

  • National goals and common standards are important, but real improvement takes place in local settings.
  • Growing number of National programs and organizations supporting local collaboratives:
    • HHS AHRQ Chartered Value Exchange (CVE) Program—24 regional or community collaboratives.
    • HHS ONC Beacon Community Program—15 regional collaboratives.
    • RWJ Aligning Forces Program—16 regional collaboratives.
    • National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH) business-led coalitions—60 regional collaboratives.
    • Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI)—31 regional collaboratives.
  • To promote federal-level coordination, AHRQ staff liaises with leadership of these community-based quality improvement initiatives, as well as the Quality Alliance Steering Committee (QASC), National Quality Forum (NQF), etc.

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AHRQ CVE Program: Opportunities for Strategic Alignment within Communities

  • Formed in 2007, brings together 24 community quality collaboratives.
  • Communities committed to mission of quality transparency and improvement.
  • Represents 124 million lives, more than one-third of U.S. population.
  • Involves more than 600 health care leaders.

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600 Leaders with a Stake in Quality Provide Opportunity for Strategy Alignment Within the Community

  • Purchasers: Regional employer coalitions; State Medicaid Agencies; employers such as Ford, Dow, Procter and Gamble, FedEx.
  • Consumer Organizations: State American Heart Association chapters; State American Cancer Society chapters; State American Red Cross chapters; unions; consumer health coalitions; State AARP chapters; Aging Commissions.
  • Health Plans: State health plan associations; regional and national commercial plans; Medicaid health plans.
  • Providers: State hospital associations; hospital CEOs, State American College of Physicians chapters; State Medical Societies, academic medical centers; individual practicing physicians.
  • ...and State Departments of Health, State data organizations, QIOs, HIEs, universities.

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24 Chartered Value Exchanges

Image: A map of the United States shows the locations of the CVEs.

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24 Chartered Value Exchanges

  1. California Chartered Value Exchange.
  2. Colorado Value Exchange.
  3. Connecticut—eHealthConnecticut, Inc.
  4. Indiana—Quality Health First Program.
  5. Kansas—Kansas City Quality Improvement Consortium.
  6. Kentucky—Greater Louisville Value Exchange Partnership.
  7. Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum.
  8. Maine Chartered Value Exchange Alliance.
  9. Massachusetts Chartered Value Exchange.
  10. Michigan—Alliance for Health.
  11. Michigan—Greater Detroit Area Health Council.
  12. Michigan Health Information Alliance
  13. Minnesota Healthcare Value Exchange.
  14. Nevada Partnership for Value-driven Health Care.
  15. New York Quality Alliance.
  16. Ohio—Health Improvement Collaborative of Greater Cincinnati and HealthBridge.
  17. Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation.
  18. Pennsylvania—Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative.
  19. Pennsylvania—Aligning Forces for Quality–South Central PA.
  20. Tennessee—Healthy Memphis Common Table.
  21. Utah Partnership for Value-driven Health Care.
  22. Virginia Health Care Alliance.
  23. Washington—Puget Sound Health Alliance.
  24. Wisconsin Healthcare Value Exchange.

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CVEs and Public Reporting

  • 9 CVEs sponsor a hospital or physician public report.
  • An additional 5 are preparing to do so, and.
  • 10 CVEs not directly involved in public reporting include one or more affiliate organizations that already produce a public report.

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Focus of AHRQ Learning Network Activities

Content is user-driven.

Through AHRQ's Learning Network, CVE members learn from each other and from experts, sharing experiences and best practices in the following areas:

  • Collaborative Leadership & Sustainability.
  • Consumer Engagement.
  • Quality and Efficiency Measurement.
  • Public Reporting for Consumers.
  • Provider Incentives for Quality.
  • Consumer Incentives for Quality.
  • Collaborative Strategies to Improve Quality and Efficiency.
  • Health Information Technology/Health Information Exchange.

Slide 9


It takes a village [The word "village" is crossed out]. It takes a metropolis.

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Internet Citation: AHRQ's Chartered Value Exchanges: An Overview (Text Version). October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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