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School of Medicine Greenville

  • High Value Care, Performance Improvement and Population Health

High Value Care, Performance Improvement and Population Health

Starting with the 2020-2021 academic year, the High Value Care Distinction Track Program will not be accepting new students. Current M3 and M2 students will complete their Tracks and receive recognition in their Dean’s letter upon graduation. Going forward, our curriculum refresh will include strategic integration of select content into the core curriculum.

High Value Care Performance Improvement and Population Health curriculum prepares future physicians to be effective leaders and innovative participants in health care 
improvement. Students learn established strategies and methods for performance improvement to achieve high-value health care for their patients and the surrounding community. The critical population health issue of substance misuse and addiction will serve as an essential component of this curriculum as we work with our community partner FAVOR Greenville (Faces and Voices of Recovery).


  1. Define and explain the importance of high-value health care and its impact on population health.
  2. Discuss “costs” in health care including the basics of health insurance, payment models and definitions of “charges and costs” to both the patient and the health system.
  3. Participate in system improvement activities such as root cause analyses and quality improvement meetings.
  4. Incorporate concepts of high value care, performance improvement, and population heath in the delivery of patient care.
  5. Engage in scholarly activity pertaining to high value care, performance improvement and population health.
  6. Implement the learned Recovery Coach for Addiction skills/techniques and community resources to address, manage and treat substance misuse and addiction as an example of a population health crisis.





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