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 […]
Category Archives: Transparency
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 […]
Today the House passed a permanent fix to the SGR Bill. It is believed by most that the Senate will follow suit in a few days. The significance of this act is dramatic. The SGR problem has been going on since the 1990s, when the bill was first passed. If it were going to go […]
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 […]
Read what healthcare leaders think about the reasons behind disparities in healthcare costs and how the issue can be addressed. Full article here.
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.
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: […]
This multimedia presentation shows how leaders from five California public hospital systems traveled the country to learn how to apply the Lean management model to improve patient care. To view the presentation, click here – http://www.chcf.org/publications/2013/12/getting-lean
Can you compare your organization’s performance to that of your peers? What does best practice look like? How much variation exists and where does your organization sit on the list? Comparative quality transparency in Wisconsin has resulted in real improvement in patient care. This is the outcome of a simple chain reaction: providers see how […]
Can snow throwers improve health quality? They did at ThedaCare. To download the article that Len Berry and I wrote, click here – Trustee Magazine.Leadership Lessons from Lean.2013