The Center for Healthcare Value (CHV) is an initiative of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), a world leader in academic biomedical research and clinical care. The CHV aims to advance rational, science-driven, and clinician-tested healthcare solutions that reduce cost and improve quality. Additionally, it will foster pragmatic, high-quality research and demonstration projects with explicit plans to scale rapidly. Working with partners that have direct incentives to lower healthcare costs, as well as developers and innovators of health care delivery, the CHV can serve as a conduit for rapidly evaluating and implementing new approaches. Learn more
Message from the Director
Clay Johnston, MD, PhD
"UCSF is a powerhouse of innovation, but focusing on the costs of healthcare has been out of bounds. This is partly due to a lack of funding for research and demonstration projects in this area, but is also due to deep ambivalence about whether attention to costs draws us away from a primary focus on doing the best thing for patients. A lack of attention to costs, however, is now a major barrier to providing great healthcare. The CHV is trying to bring together the right people to enable faculty and staff to innovate in reducing costs of healthcare while improving quality or at least leaving it unchanged."
Read brief Q&A with Director Clay Johnston, MD, PhD
R. Adams Dudley, MD, MBA is a UCSF professor of medicine and health policy. He is working with the Medical Center, Price Transparency, and Payer initiatives of the CHV.