The Center for Healthcare Value (CHV)

The Center for Healthcare Value
The Center for Healthcare Value (CHV) is focused on advancing rational, science-driven and clinician-tested healthcare solutions that reduce cost and improve quality.
Training: Teaching to Choose Wisely
The CHV Training Initiative is reshaping clinical education to ensure the next generation of healthcare leaders understand the importance of value and how to create it.
Caring Wisely™
Caring Wisely is an organized process for engaging and supporting frontline clinicians in efforts to remove unnecessary costs from healthcare delivery systems.

Research and Policy
The CHV Research and Policy Initiative supports multi-center and multi-stakeholder projects that define high-value care and incentivize its adoption to demonstrate that value can be improved across the system
Delivery Systems: Measuring Value
The CHV Measuring Value Initiative is a partnership between front-line practitioners, financial data analysts, and executive stakeholders to build a standardized approach to accurately assess the clinical benefits and cost savings of value-based initiatives at UCSF.

Reduce costs | Increase value | Enable innovation

George F. Sawaya Appointed Faculty Director of UCSF Center for Healthcare Value

George F. Sawaya, MD has been named faculty Director of the UCSF Center for Healthcare Value (CHV).  The CHV was created to advance rational, science-driven and clinician-tested healthcare solutions to improve the value of healthcare in the US by increasing quality and reducing costs via training the next generation of clinicians and healthcare leaders, reorganizing systems of care, and changing healthcare policy and culture. The Center is housed within the UCSF Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies (IHPS).
Dr. Sawaya, a Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences and Epidemiology & Biostatistics, has led the training initiative of CHV since its inception in 2012. He designed and implemented the Teaching to Choosing Wisely Initiative that sponsors awards to faculty, staff and trainees for collaborative proposals responsive to the priority areas of CHV, including preparing clinicians and healthcare leaders to recognize and appropriately implement high-value decisions in everyday practice.

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High Value Care Seminar Video Series
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