An Early Start

In 2003, chief executives from Wisconsin health care provider organizations came together to discuss forming a collaborative. Recognizing the importance of performance measurement, these leaders partnered with health care purchasers to create the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ). They started developing a unique set of ambulatory care measures that enable medical groups to collect and report data on all patients in their practice. WCHQ members actively use these measures to drive internal improvement efforts and reach across organizations, sharing their knowledge and learning from the highest performers.

Commitment to Gathering Data, Improving Quality and Public Reporting

Wisconsin health care providers are committed to continuously improve the quality of patient care they deliver to people in their communities. WCHQ provider members measure the quality and affordability of health care services in Wisconsin. The results are shared online at WCHQ.org in the Performance and Progress Report. WCHQ members are committed to using performance measurement and public reporting to promote greater transparency, faster improvement, improved efficiency and equity within health care.

WCHQ convenes steering teams that plan and carry out initiatives to enhance health care quality and affordability. These groups include broad representation from health care providers, purchasers, consumers and others. Members and stakeholders gather quarterly for WCHQ Assembly meetings, where leaders from Wisconsin and national experts share new developments in clinical performance measurement and best practices that lead to higher quality and better patient care.

To join a steering team or learn more, contact [email protected].