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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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Puget Sound Health Alliance

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Outcomes Healthier People Greater Value
Goal Improved Quality of Care
Strategies Useful Information Consistent Incentives
  • Agreement on effective treatments
  • Agreement on how to measure value
  • Public report on local healthcare
  • Useful resources and tools
  • Recognition
  • Benefit design
  • Value-based purchasing
  • Pay for performance for providers
  • Technology adoption
  Creating the Tools and Motivation to Support Quality Improvement


Here's another way of looking at the purpose of the Alliance.

One person called the Alliance approach as "using quality improvement as a cost containment strategy"

No doubt about it, we are focused on getting more effective care, more affordable care and greater value for every dollar spent on health care

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