The Center for Healthcare Value (CHV)

 Infographic showing that the United States has the highest health care costs compared to Switzerland, European Union, Sweden, and the United Kingdom on a per capita basis

Infographic showing that the United States has the highest health care costs compared to Switzerland, European Union, Sweden, and the United Kingdom on a per capita basis

Remembering Andrew S. Grove 

"Andy Grove and the Grove Foundation provided the key initial seed money that started CHV with the goal of fundamentally changing the way clinicians and patients think about medical care. 

He wanted clinicians to account for cost in addition to quality,  

and he hoped that sharing performance information and prices with patients would allow consumers to drive the system to better outcomes. 

His seminal vision contributed to very early work describing how large the variation was in prices among hospitals, to collaborations with groups like UC Hastings and Consumer 

Reports on behalf of consumers, and to programs at UCSF to teach medical students, residents, and faculty how to use resources wisely.

Andy was passionate about change and disruption, and that helped CHV be a catalyst at UCSF and beyond. He will be missed.” 

-R. Adams Dudley, MD, MBA -
Director, Center for Healthcare Value, UCSF


The Center for Healthcare Value (CHV) is an initiative of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), the leading university exclusively focused on health. 

The CHV is focused on advancing rational, science-driven and clinician-tested healthcare solutions that reduce cost and improve quality. Its work includes three initiatives:  

    • Delivery Systems: ensures that care is delivered in an efficient and value-focused way. For this to be sustainable, the overall health care system must reward value-focused care.
    • Research & Policy: supports multi-center and multi-stakeholder projects that highlight and incentivize high-value care to demonstrate that value can be improved across the system. 
    • Training: trains the next generation of health care leaders to understand the importance of value, and how to create it.

From the Director

As a powerhouse of innovation, UCSF is ideally positioned to address healthcare value. With a lack of attention to costs now a major barrier to providing great healthcare, the CHV is bringing together the right people and partners to enable innovations that reduce the cost of healthcare while improving quality.

-R. Adams Dudley, MD, MBA