Care Models

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: