The Washington Health Alliance is the one place where those who give, get and pay for health care come together to collaborate on improving the quality and value of care for the people of Washington state. The Alliance serves an invaluable role as a convener of all the stakeholders in the health care system. We are leading health system improvement by focusing on three high-priority strategic goals and four areas of focus.
High cost and unwarranted variation in pricing make our current health care system unsustainable.
Reducing underuse of effective care
When patients receive the evidence-based care at the right time for the right reason, it increases the likelihood that disease will be identified early and managed and reduces the potential for avoidable complications and financial burden.
More care isn’t always better care. Unnecessary tests and procedures contribute to waste in the system and increase the risk to patients.
Areas of focus
- Improving transparency of the health care system through performance measurement and reporting on quality, utilization and price.
- Strengthening purchaser and consumer engagement to leverage buying power and shape demand.
- Aligning payment to providers with desired outcome of higher quality at a lower price.
- Supporting performance improvement in collaboration with other organizations.