The doctors, nurses, researchers and leaders of Johns Hopkins Medicine recognize the explosion in health care costs and the challenges patients face in receiving affordable, convenient and quality care. The goal of our high-value care work is to deliver the most effective care and improve health, while protecting patients from unnecessary tests and treatments.
Johns Hopkins’ Approach to Affordable, Quality Care
Reduce unnecessary testing
Improve consistency of evidence-based care
Conduct follow-up visits virtually, when possible
Teams Championing High-Value Health Care Work
Armstrong Institute Clinical Communities
Physician groups that standardize care protocols and share best practices.
Emergency Medicine Best Practice Council
Johns Hopkins experts from multiple specialties research and design best practice guidelines, which are integrated into our electronic medical record, to direct appropriate use of tests, treatments, consults, hospital admissions and more.
Johns Hopkins Health System High Value Care Committee
Senior executives work to improve patient quality, safety, experience and outcomes while eliminating wasteful practices across the health system.
Office of Care Transformation
Across Johns Hopkins Health System, the Office of Care Transformation directs performance improvement programs designed to increase the effectiveness, efficiency, consistency and affordability of health care delivery for patients and providers.
For Doctors, Nurses and Professionals Interested in High-Value Care
Appropriate Use Criteria
Access criteria for imaging appropriateness developed by Johns Hopkins experts that meet the requirements of the federal Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014.
Connect with peers from hospitals across the country to share best practices that are improving patient care and affordability.
High-Value Health Care Work, in the News
Johns Hopkins Medicine Expert Creates Comprehensive Guide to New Diabetes Drugs
Diabetes specialist Rita Kalyani outlines the current standards of care for diabetes management, focusing on new drugs that reduce cardiovascular risk
Ensuring Equitable Access to Health Care for Our Communities
Johns Hopkins Medicine is committed to providing equitable care to all, while improving the health and wellness of our patients, personnel and residents in all our neighboring communities.
Research Story Tip: Stewardship Program Helps Hospitals Reduce Antibiotic Use and Prevent Bacterial Infections
Over the past decade, efforts to combat the overuse problem have included antibiotic stewardship programs (ASPs) that ensure patients only receive antibiotics when needed, and then, only in the correct amounts and for the prescribed dosage period.
COVID-19 Story Tip: Kimmel Center Experts Help Create COVID-19 Vaccine Guidelines for Patients with Cancer
On Jan. 22, 2021, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), a nonprofit alliance of leading U.S. cancer centers, issued new information to provide guidance for COID-19 vaccinations in people with cancer.