Validation Institute established the Health Value Awards Hall of Fame to recognize leaders in the healthcare industry who have dedicated their life’s work to disrupt, innovate and encourage transparency in the marketplace. Validation Institute Hall of Fame will recognize individuals who have contributed significantly to improving the quality and cost effectiveness of health care within the US (and eventually, worldwide), especially for average and lower income populations.
The Centers of Excellence (COE) program he developed started with well-known national health care providers like the Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic. It then evolved to include lesser-known clinics that agreed to follow those key Centers of Excellence guidelines. The model also included careful direct contracting with the provider to reduce unnecessary procedures and limited the COE designation to specific diagnoses for specific centers at a specific bundled price, rather than a blanket endorsement of the entire facility with no bundled price.