To use rigorous analysis, detailing, and empirical scholarship to improve the value of care delivered by health care systems. VSSL strives to accomplish this mission by prioritizing the following as core principles in our work:


Health care needs changes that are inherently innovative, embodying the goal of creating value and meeting key stakeholder needs. Consequently, our work may take the forms or sustaining and/or disruptive innovations and address existing, new, or still unarticulated needs. We are committed to an entrepreneurial approach to portfolio and project management in our focus areas.


Efforts to strengthen systems science and health care value can be accompanied by substantial uncertainty. Given this, we recognize the need to nimbly navigate the array of external policy and internal organizational forces attendant to our focus areas and work. We adhere to a disciplined agile delivery (DAD) framework and several tenets -- including adaptive planning, empirical knowledge, and continual improvement -- to enable agility.


Driving change in health care will require effort from cross-functional teams and engagement of clinicians and patients as end users. One key driver of such efforts is an orientation towards learning. Therefore, we seek to manage a portfolio of work marked by curiosity and openness to new solutions, perspectives, approaches, and collaborators.



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