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e-Newsletter Archive

2017  

Spring 2017

2016  

Spring 2016

2015  

Winter 2015

Summer 2015

Spring 2015

2014  

Winter 2014

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  • From the President & CEO: A Milestone Year and a Promising Future
  • Measurement Advisory Committee — Creating Value for Members

Fall 2014

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  • From the President & CEO: Launching WCHQ's Quality Improvement Initiative
  • Teamwork to improve care

Summer 2014

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  • From the President & CEO: Advancing Our Mission in a Big Way
  • WCHQ: A Shared Enterprise
  • "On the Same Team for All of Our Patients, All Across the State"

Spring 2014

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  • From the President & CEO: On the right track — leveraging opportunities and capabilities
  • The Analyst's Perspective: Using data for member-led improvement efforts
  • Patient experience — Aurora Health Care leads by example
2013  

Winter 2013

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  • From the President & CEO: Accelerating value through collaboration
  • The Analyst's Perspective: Analyzing our past to inform our future
  • WCHQ board presidency — a passing of the baton

Fall 2013

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  • From the President & CEO: Linked priorities strengthen our mission
  • The Analyst's Perspective: The member scorecard — a new era of performance improvement
  • Choosing Wisely® — creating a new dialogue
  • WCHQ welcomes ThedaCare's Dean Gruner, M.D. to the board
  • Annual Partners program continues to grow

Summer 2013

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  • From the President & CEO: Charting a future course
  • The Analyst's Perspective: Real progress being made in colorectal screening improvement among members
  • WCHQ celebrates a significant milestone — site level reporting
  • WCHQ welcomes Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare's Dr. Rita Hanson to the board
  • Thank You Annual Partners!

Spring 2013

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  • From the President & CEO: Your voice matters
  • The Analyst's Perspective: Leveraging the WHIO Data to Analyze Total Knee Replacement Bundles
  • Froedtert Health Medical Group — West Bend Clinic: a breakthrough improvement in diabetes care
  • WCHQ welcomes Clyde "Bud" Chumbley, MD, MBA back to the Board
2012  

Winter 2012

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  • From the President & CEO: Driving Meaningful Change — The Year in Review
  • The Analyst's Perspective: Diabetes: Colorectal Cancer Screening — On the Path to a Goal
  • Dean Clinic — A Quality Improvement Success Story
  • Emil Treige Joins WCHQ as Quality Project Manager

Fall 2012

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  • From the President & CEO: Reducing the burden — protecting our value proposition
  • The Analyst's Perspective: Diabetes: Advancing diabetes care — sharing challenges, finding solutions
  • New to the board — Patrick Falvey, Ph.D.
  • Q&A: Theresa Mees, WCHQ's new director of quality

Summer 2012

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  • From the President & CEO: Calling all members — two key projects deserve your engagement
  • The Analyst's Perspective: Diabetes: A peek behind the clicks — WCHQ public reporting site analytics
  • New to the board — Gregory G. Blommel, M.D.
  • WCHQ adds first-ever director of member engagement

Spring 2012

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  • From the President & CEO: Building a stronger foundation for improvement
  • The Analyst's Perspective: Diabetes: looking at improvement data
  • New to the board — Ruth Yarbrough
  • Leveraging data to improve diabetes care
2011  

Winter 2011

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  • From the President & CEO: Accomplishments and opportunities: taking stock & looking ahead
  • The Analyst's Perspective: Measuring cost and quality in Wisconsin — the diabetes value metric
  • New to the board — Jeanan Yasiri
  • WCHQ adds project manager

Fall 2011

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  • From the President & CEO: The quest for better decisions — communicating comparisons to consumers
  • The Analyst's Perspective: Payer Specific Reporting for the Diabetes Value Metric: A New Departure for WCHQ
  • New to the board — Mark Moody
  • Working in Partnership with Patients - Creating a culture of patient-centered care

Summer 2011

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  • From the President & CEO: Making the business case for public reporting
  • The Analyst's Perspective: Beginning to explore disparities in quality
  • New to the board - Peter T. Geiss, M.D.
  • Wisconsin Health Reports - engaging consumers with a storytelling approach

Spring 2011

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  • From the President & CEO: Navigating a new era
  • The Analyst's Perspective: Population health: Adding to our repertoire
  • New to the board - Julie Willems Van Dijk
  • Member Spotlight: Bellin Health
2010  

Winter 2010

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  • From the President & CEO: Looking ahead — the era of patient experience to begin
  • WCHQ welcomes new Chief Quality Officer
  • The Analyst's Perspective: Exploring resource use reporting
  • Member Spotlight: Marshfield Clinic
  • What our readers are saying

Fall 2010

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  • From the President & CEO: Day-to-day efforts shine amidst backdrop of major initiatives
  • Wanted: Your Feedback
  • The Analyst's Perspective: Member organizations' quality measures point to statistically significant improvement
  • Member Spotlight: Luther Midelfort

Summer 2010

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  • From the President & CEO: Contemplating our future
  • WCHQ launches readmissions rate pilot project
  • Wisconsin’s health information exchange plan development underway
  • The Analyst’s Perspective: WCHQ bolsters analytic capabilities with addition to staff

Spring 2010

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  • From the President & CEO: Health information exchange takes a front seat
  • WCHQ’s interactive Online Community launched
  • WCHQ to publicly report Society of Thoracic Surgeons data
  • HIPAA revisited
2009  

Winter 2009

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  • From the President & CEO: Sharing our vision with Capitol Hill
  • The new RBS tool: Make data reporting easier & generate revenue
  • From skepticism to commitment

Fall 2009 (Inaugural Issue)

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  • From the President & CEO: Participation has its rewards
  • New project to develop diabetes value metric
  • WCHQ approved as registry for 2009 Physician Quality Reporting Initiative
  • At a Glance: WCHQ Web site utilization statistics