Appendix F: Resources

Regional Coalition Collaboration Guide

Better Quality Information Sites

Center for Health Information and Research-Arizona State University
660 South Mill Avenue, Suite 312
Tempe, Arizona 85281

St. Luke's Health Initiativeswas a previous sponsor.

California Cooperative Healthcare Reporting Initiative
c/o Pacific Business Group on Health
221 Main Street, Suite 1500
San Francisco, CA 94105

Massachusetts Health Quality Partners
100 Talcott Avenue
Watertown, MA 02472

Minnesota Community Measurement
2550 University Avenue W., Suite 245N
St. Paul, MN 55114-1904

Indiana Health Information Exchange
846 N. Senate Avenue, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46202

In conjunction with the Regenstrief Institute, the Indiana Health Information Exchange runs the Quality Health FirstSM program (, a clinical quality program for health and chronic disease management that provides standardized quality measures used by physicians and health insurers.

Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality
P.O. Box 258100
Madison, WI 53725-8100
608-294-3903 (fax)

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Co-opetition: A Revolution Mindset That Combines Competition and Cooperation: The Game Theory Strategy That's Changing the Game of Business. Adam M. Brandenburger and Barry J. Nalebuff. New York: Doubleday, 1996.

Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement
The Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement accelerates improvement in the quality and value of health care delivery in the United States by building and strengthening regional multistakeholder coalitions and influencing national policy for regional coalitions.

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Quality Measurement and Improvement

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Report Card Compendium

A searchable directory of health care "report cards" that provide comparative information on the quality of health plans, hospitals, medical groups, individual physicians, nursing homes, and other providers of care.

Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Surveys and Reporting Kit
This kit provides documentation for both the current 3.0 version and the new 4.0 version of the CAHPS® Health Plan Survey.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement is a not-for-profit organization leading the improvement of health care throughout the world.

The Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set
The Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set is a tool that more than 90 percent of America's health plans use to measure performance on important dimensions of care and service.

Value-Driven Health Care
The Department of Health and Human Services Web site provides extensive information about the Value-Driven Health Care initiative.


Page last reviewed April 2008
Internet Citation: Appendix F: Resources: Regional Coalition Collaboration Guide. April 2008. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.