Delivering the Best Health Care at the Lowest Cost

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

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  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

  • National Conference

    Connect with peers from hospitals across the country to share best practices that are improving patient care and affordability.

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