Our work is centered around four core services:
- Convening and educating stakeholders interested in accelerating the adoption of value-driven health care to improve patient outcomes and advance Virginia’s well-being and economic competitiveness.
- Overseeing and facilitating demonstration research to test and evaluate models of value-driven wellness and health care.
- Leveraging data and analytic resources that inform and enable health care providers, public health professionals, government representatives, community organizations, purchasers and consumers to make informed decisions.
- Helping prepare the health care delivery system and the public for a high quality, value-driven health care marketplace which features engaged and satisfied clinicians and patients.
Research + reports
To keep track of how Virginia performs on delivering health value and to determine how we can facilitate action for improvement, VCHI led the development of the Virginia Health Value Dashboard. The Dashboard is released in the first quarter of each year.
In 2013, the Choosing Wisely initiative was launched by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation and Consumer Reports. Recognizing that overuse stems from both clinician and patient misinformation and economic disincentives to do less, With the advent of a state All-Payer Claims Database (APCD), it is now possible to show healthcare systems and clinicians where unnecessary testing and procedures occur, who orders and performs these tests and procedures, and the characteristics of patients who have unnecessary care. Virginia is a national leader in this effort.
VCHI, in partnership with the Virginia Association of Health Plans, was selected to represent the Virginia as a Catalyst for Payment Reform Scorecard 2.0 sponsor. The goal of the Catalyst for Payment Reform’s Scorecard 2.0 is to help purchasers and other stakeholders in both the private and public sector track the nation’s progress on payment reform, as well as identify any high-level indicators of its impact on the cost and quality of health care.
The Altarum Consumer Healthcare Experience State Survey (CHESS) is designed to elicit respondents’ unbiased views on a wide range of health system issues, including confidence using the health system, financial burden and views on fixes that might be needed. VCHI partnered with the Altarum Healthcare Value Hub in early 2019 to bring the CHESS to Virginia.
Primary care faced serious challenges before COVID, but the pandemic brought these issues to light, and in fact, made them much worse. The multi-stakeholder Task Force on Primary Care was launched to address real concerns about primary care sustainability.