The Alliance offers products and services that promote the improvement of the quality and cost of health care in Washington state. We share our findings through publications, consumer-friendly websites and provide customized reports as a benefit of membership. Using these reports, we convene stakeholders to help drive improvement in the health care system.
The Community Checkup is the umbrella under which the Alliance releases all of its public reports. The core of the Checkup reports on the quality of health care around Washington, both at the medical group and clinic level in select areas and at the county-level for the entire state. Using the Alliance’s database covering millions of Washington residents, the Community Checkup measures the delivery of care in such areas as chronic disease, preventive screenings and appropriate use of services. The Community Checkup also includes measures of quality care for hospitals. In addition, the Community Checkup encompasses a broad range of reports that rely upon the Alliance’s data for analysis.
These include reports on:
- Potentially avoidable emergency room visits
- How where patients live affects the care they receive
- Hospital sticker price variation
Your Voice Matters
Your Voice Matters is an initiative to understand patients’ experience with their primary health are providers. This is the only report of its kind in the region.
eValue8 is a tool developed by the National Business Coalition on Health to measure the performance of health plans. The Alliance conducts eValue8 every other year, convening meetings between purchasers and plans to discuss results.
Choosing Wisely is a national initiative helping physicians and patients have conversations about the overuse of tests and procedures and supporting physician efforts to help patients make smart and effective care choices. The Alliance is a co-sponsor of a statewide Task Force implement the campaign in Washington.
Own Your Health
Own Your Health is a campaign to empower consumers to become active participants in their own health care. The Alliance works with members to provide customized materials to help consumers take control of their health and health care.
Spotlight on Improvement
The Spotlight on Improvement series highlights real stories of local health care quality improvement. These case studies can be used to improve health care programs and spark new collaborations.