Value-Based Healthcare Research Group

The Value-Based Healthcare Research Group produces 10 high quality research manuscripts for publication each year, in addition to abstracts for conference presentations, all with a unifying theme of “VALUE.” We welcome all who are interested in joining our group.

The group is currently focused on shoulder surgery in a collaboration between Avant-garde Health and the Codman Shoulder Society. The Codman Shoulder Society is “a group committed to recording the ‘end result’ for every patient, determining best practices and optimizing outcomes in shoulder surgery, just as Dr. Codman envisioned” more than a century ago.

Our Vision

Publish high impact articles that advance our understanding of the cost, quality, and value of care, as well as disparities in treatment, and apply these insights to improve care.

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Our Members

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Value-Based Healthcare Research Group members include surgeons from across the country, representing:

  • academic medical centers
  • hospitals
  • health care systems
  • ambulatory surgery centers
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"Participation in the Value-Based Healthcare Research Group is highly rewarding. We work in partnership on timely topics and the dedicated support group at Avant-garde Health facilitates the logistics allowing the surgeon members to focus on the quality and relevancy of published research. This collaboration helps me fulfill my research objectives and obligations with optimized results and minimax overhead.”

Dr. Jon “JP” Warner

Chief MGH Orthopedics Shoulder Service and Chief Quality and Safety Officer

MGH Orthopedics

Interested in joining the group? We welcome surgeons who want to join our journey of measuring and improving healthcare quality and value.

Published Research

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All Published Research

Ongoing Research Projects

  • Defining and Quantifying Value in Surgical Care
  • Quantifying Costs and Improving Efficiency in Joint Arthroplasty
  • Mid- and Long-Term Patient Mortality Following Joint Arthroplasty
  • Role of TDABC and Digital Solutions in Lowering Costs and Improving Value
  • Hospital Readmissions and Post-operative Complications After Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • Trends in Incidence of Revision Surgeries After Total Joint Arthroplasty
  • Trends in Total Joint Arthroplasty After Removal from CMS’s Inpatient Only List
  • Adoption of Outpatient Joint Arthroplasties and Risk of Adverse Outcomes
  • Payment Variation for Stroke Treatment and Its Implications for Value-Based Reimbursement
  • Applying Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Managing Operating Room and Hospital Readmissions

Conference Submissions and Presentations

  • Hospital Readmissions After Total Joint Arthroplasties
  • Female Surgeon Presence in Joint Arthroplasties
  • Incidence of Revision Joint Arthroplasties
  • Leveraging TDABC to Improve Hospital Profitability
  • Cost and Efficiency Improvement in Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Digital Solutions for TDABC in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Surgeon Volume and Patient Outcomes in Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • Trends in Outpatient Shoulder Arthroplasties in the United States
  • Trends in Patient Risk in Outpatient Joint Arthroplasties
  • Costs of Hip Arthroscopy and Associated Drivers
  • Racial disparity in Total Joint Arthroplasty
  • Applications of Generative Artificial Intelligence in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Gain-Sharing Arrangements Between Hospital and Orthopedic Surgeons
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Learn More About the Value-based Healthcare Research Group

Please contact us to learn more about the Value-based Healthcare Research Group. We’re happy to answer your questions and welcome you to join us!

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