About Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality

Our Mission

Bring meaning to performance measurement data by creating information that drives improvement in healthcare quality and affordability.

Our Vision

Improve health and increase the value of health care for all.

Members

WCHQ members include 35 health systems, 325 medical clinics, and more than 150 dentists. Members represent integrated health systems with hospitals and clinics; small, rural hospitals; a staff model health plan; FQHCs; a statewide network of free and charitable clinics; independent physician groups; and dental practices.

WCHQ’s members represent more than 75 percent of Wisconsin’s physicians, which is over 5,000 primary care physicians, advanced practice providers and physician assistants.

WCHQ partners with a wide range of stakeholders which includes corporate sponsors, purchasers, policy and advocacy organizations, government agencies, research institutions and foundations.

Advancing the WCHQ Mission

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 improvement teams that plan and carry out initiatives to enhance health care quality and affordability. These groups include broad representation from health care providers and organizations, payers, purchasers, and others. Members and stakeholders regularly participate in WCHQ education opportunities where leaders from Wisconsin and national experts share new developments in clinical performance measurement and best practices that lead to better care.

How WCHQ Began

In early 2003, chief executives from Wisconsin health care provider organizations  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.

Education Events
Jul
24

Data Voyager Training

Learn about Data Voyager, WCHQ's healthcare data analysis tool. Explore features and get hand-on training. This training is open to employees of WCHQ member organizations only.

Jul
30

"Strategies for Patient Engagement & Health Screening"

Part 1 of the three-part WCHQ webinar series, "Improving Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates and Shared Decision Making"

Aug
15

"Breaking Barriers: Advancing Care for Chronic Diseases - A Focus on Cardiometabolic Health"

DoubleTree by Hilton Madison East
Madison, WI

Sep
17

"Colon Cancer Screening Demystified"

Part 2 of the three-part WCHQ webinar series, "Improving Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates and Shared Decision Making"

Oct
29

"Alcohol and Cancer Risk"

Part 3 of the three-part WCHQ webinar series, "Improving Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates and Shared Decision Making"

Aug
28

Data Voyager Training

Learn about Data Voyager, WCHQ's healthcare data analysis tool. Explore features and get hand-on training. This training is open to employees of WCHQ member organizations only.

Nov
7

Statewide Quality Improvement Event and 20th Anniversary Recognition

DoubleTree Madison East
Madison, WI