Adams Dudley Appointed Faculty Director of UCSF Center for Healthcare Value

New Faculty Director of UCSF Center for Healthcare Value (CHV)

 R. Adams Dudley, MD, MBA, has been named faculty director of the UCSF Center for Healthcare Value (CHV). Launched in 2012, 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.

Dudley has been involved with the CHV since inception as lead of the Research and Policy Initiative, working with stakeholders at the state and national levels to create a healthcare system that fosters high-value care.  Aims of the Research and Policy initiative include lowering the cost of measuring value, ensuring transparency of value and cost, and stimulating market developments, accreditation standards, and government payment or reporting rules that reward value.

“I am honored and delighted to carry on the vision of such an important effort at UCSF,” said Dudley. “It’s a critical time for UCSF to be a national leader in the implementation of a rational approach to reducing costs of healthcare.”

Dudley, whose research interests include developing measures of quality, appropriateness, and efficiency of care; assessing the impact of strategies intended to improve performance (including payment reform, pay-for-performance, public reporting, and incentives for consumers); and financial risk adjustment (adjusting premiums and capitation rates to reflect the severity of illness of enrollees), succeeds Clay Johnston, MD, PhD, founding director of the CHV and former director of UCSF’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI).  Deborah Grady, MD, MPH, served as Interim Director of the CHV, and will continue to be actively involved in all phases of the program. Other CHV leaders include...

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