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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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How the Health Alliance was Formed

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  • Purchaser Leadership: King County Executive Ron Sims
    • Unsustainable cost growth in health care
  • Task Force Report completed in 2004
    • Standardize care based on evidence
    • Standardize how quality is measured
    • Improve quality, decrease waste, slow cost growth
    • Align incentives to recognize and reward quality
  • Recommended creation of public-private collaborative

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