The health care system is large and complex, with a vast array of stakeholders. Yet almost everyone agrees that the current health care system is unsustainable. The Alliance is a place where those stakeholders work jointly to transform the health care system for the better.
Working together to create system change
By itself, no single employer, physician group, hospital, community group, health plan or individual can create the impact needed to improve the quality of care, decrease waste and improve affordability of health care in Washington. Transformation takes the participation of everyone.
The Alliance recognizes that it is ultimately up to providers, purchasers, payers and consumers to effectively implement changes in their business practices, choices and behavior to have an impact in creating higher value health care and better health. As a multi-stakeholder collaborative, the Alliance leverages its impact by facilitating alignment of stakeholder activity. By working to ensure that transformational efforts are in sync with one another, the Alliance believes that together stakeholders can create the system change that each would never be able to achieve individually.
Guiding principles for collaboration
As a multi-stakeholder collaborative, the Alliance leverages its impact by facilitating alignment of stakeholder activity. Members of the Alliance agree to:
- Work together to define evidence-based, quality care.
- Share information to identify where improvement is needed.
- Collaborate to align incentives to reward quality and efficiency.
- Change behaviors to improve quality and efficiency, and promote good health.
- Shift purchasing by employers and consumers toward higher value care.
Be part of a movement to change health care in Washington state. Learn more about joining the Alliance.