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The Story of Data Transparency in Wisconsin

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The Wisconsin Health Information Organization (WHIO) is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary. WHIO is Wisconsin’s all payer claims data base (apcd) which was founded as a private-public partnership. Most states have state run apcds but Wisconsin was able to bring many stakeholders to the table  to create something very unique. Dr. John Toussaint acted as the […]

Making a Case for Healthcare Innovation

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A Selected Case Study in Healthcare Innovation and Transformation Looking Beyond Fee for Service by Rachel Regan Program Description: Until now, experiments using alternative payment methods to meet similar objectives have shown mixed results. Wisconsin’s Statewide Value Committee (SVC), a multi-stakeholder group working to accelerate the improvement of the healthcare system, began new discussions to […]

Baldwin, Thune Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Reduce Costs and Increase Efficiency in Healthcare Delivery

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Quality Data, Quality Healthcare Act Improves Transparency for Better Healthcare Decisions and Patient Outcomes Monday, March 9, 2015 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and John Thune (R-SD) today introduced bipartisan legislation that increases the transparency of healthcare costs in Medicare—helping doctors, health systems, private insurers and research institutions provide more efficient, higher […]

Clinical Business Intelligence Network Welcomes Aspirus, Shares Insights from HIMSS Conference Symposium

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Appleton, Wis. (March 13, 2014) — The Clinical Business Intelligence Network (CBIN), a peer‐to‐peer learning community that brings together healthcare leaders in performance improvement, clinical analytics, business intelligence and IT, is pleased to announce its newest member, Aspirus in Wausau, Wis. For full story click here.

Improving the Value of Healthcare Delivery Using Publicly Available Performance Data in Wisconsin and California

Abstract Authors: John Toussaint, Stephen Shortell, Melissa Mannon The healthcare industry must change in order to provide higher quality care and lower costs for patients; one method to improve both cost and quality used in Wisconsin and California is leveraging publicly reported claims and costs data. Wisconsin has been building comprehensive, publicly available clinical and administrative data sets: […]