New Community Checkup report, All-Alliance Meeting webinar now available

We’re excited to announce that the 2017 Community Checkup report is now available! The report was released at our All-Alliance meeting yesterday and the results are now live at www.wacommunitycheckup.org.

The 2017 Community Checkup report compares clinics, medical groups, hospitals, counties and Accountable Communities of Health on common types of quality care, such as preventive screenings and care for chronic conditions.

This report marks the third time the Washington Health Alliance has reported results for the Washington State Common Measure Set for Health Care Quality and Cost.

Watch the All-Alliance Meeting Webinar

If you weren’t able to attend our All-Alliance meeting on Dec. 7, you can watch the webinar here. Highlights include:

  • The Alliance’s Executive Director Nancy Giunto shared some of the Alliance’s accomplishments from 2017 and looked ahead to some exciting reports coming early in 2018.
  • Deputy Director Susie Dade gave an overview of the Community Checkup results and the state of health care in Washington.
  • Dan Lessler and Lou McDermott of the Health Care Authority spoke about the need to get health care quality data into the hands of consumers and  help them learn how to use it.
  • Gary Kaplan of Virginia Mason spoke about the hard work of making performance improvement a reality and how to take action with data.

Thank You!

Thank you to all of our members and partners who play such an important role in producing the Community Checkup. The Community Checkup earned Washington state an “A” for health care quality reporting in this year’s Price Transparency & Physician Quality Report Card. As Susie Dade said during the All-Alliance meeting yesterday, “Quality care is a problem for our state, but it’s our problem to fix. The great news is we have the privilege of living in a state with innovative people where collaboration is the hallmark of professional interaction.” We thank you for your support and look forward to an exciting and productive 2018!



Published: December 8, 2017

About Washington Health Alliance

The Washington Health Alliance is a place where stakeholders work collaboratively to transform Washington state’s health care system for the better. The Alliance brings together organizations that share a commitment to drive change in our health care system by offering a forum for critical conversation and aligned efforts by stakeholders: purchasers, providers, health plans, consumers and other health care partners. The Alliance believes strongly in transparency and offers trusted and credible reporting of progress on measures of health care quality and value. The Alliance is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit with more than 185 member organizations. A cornerstone of the Alliance's work is the Community Checkup, a report to the public comparing the performance of medical groups, hospitals and health plans and offering a community-level view on important measures of health care quality (www.wacommunitycheckup.org).

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