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 clinicial 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.

Maternity Care

Full implementation: 28% annual savings in direct health care spending

Oncology Care

CERC has identified attributes of high-value cancer practices, the "bright spots." 

Primary Care

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.

Dementia Care

CERC's model targets the major cost drivers in dementia care to improve value within 1–3 years.

Late-Life Care

Three approaches tackle social isolation, functional decline, and misaligned care.

Nephrology Care:
Bright Spots

Attributes of highly ranked nephrology practices

Pediatric Transition

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

Critical Care

Three changes to reduce spending on critical care by as much as 20%

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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.

Stroke Care

CERC’s treatment model reduces delay of clot-dissolving treatment by 50 minutes.