Bring meaning to performance measurement data by creating information that drives improvement in healthcare quality and affordability.
Improve health and increase the value of health care for all.
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.
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.
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.