Care Delivery Innovations
Care Models developed by Clinical Excellence Research Center address the most deeply felt unmet human needs of patients and families and of the clinicians who deliver their health care.
Over the past several years, our teams have analyzed specific targets representing a clinical condition such as chronic kidney disease or a service category such as scheduled surgeries. CERC has deployed both teams of CERC researchers and the CERC Fellowship program, which has trained high-potential leaders to design, implement, and promote value-based health care delivery innovations.
To offer the potential for both lower spending and positive patient outcomes, Care Model targets must comprise a large share of total population-wide health spending and must be evaluated by expert clinicians. To that end, the development of CERC Care Models follows a rigorous, standardized process:
Ambulatory Surgical Care
Estimated savings of 21% of spending on outpatient surgery
Chronic Kidney Disease Care
National implementation could reduce direct spending on CKD care 20%.
High-Need, High-Cost Care
CERC estimates annual national savings of as much as $1.5 billion.
Full implementation: 28% annual savings in direct health care spending
CERC has identified practices that consistently deliver exceptional value, the "bright spots" in care delivery.
Tech-enabled Ambulatory Care
Delivering value: high - performing primary care
Clinically Fragile, Chronic Disease
These practices deliver value for the highest need patients.
CERC's model targets the major cost drivers in dementia care to improve value within 1–3 years.
Three approaches tackle social isolation, functional decline, and misaligned care.
Attributes of highly ranked nephrology practices
CERC fellows have designed a smoother and less costly transition to adult care.
Spine Pain Care
The model’s goal is a 25% net reduction in per capita spending for spine pain.
Tech-enabled Inpatient Care
Improving patient monitoring, resource management and telehealth
Early Childhood Pediatric Care
Routine screening, tele medicine and community support
Late-Stage Cancer Care
The model focuses on better aligning care with patient goals.
Oncology Care Regardless of Prognosis
Lowering the cost of excellent cancer care
Prescription Medication Care
Improved medication management of chronic disease means substantial savings.
CERC’s treatment model reduces delay of clot-dissolving treatment by 50 minutes.