Mission, Vision, Values
WCHQ publicly reports and brings meaning to performance measurement information that improves the quality and affordability of health care in Wisconsin, in turn improving the health of individuals and communities.
The Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ) dramatically improves the health and increases the value of health care for the people of Wisconsin.
WCHQ builds consensus and drives improvement by practicing these values: trust, participation, inclusiveness, shared responsibility, openness, adaptive self-governance, intellectual output, acknowledgement, and transparency.
ABIMF Recognized WCHQ for Building Trust between Physicians/Health Systems
In 2019, WCHQ was selected as one of eight “trust practice challenge” winners by the ABIM Foundation. WCHQ was recognized for its pioneering and sustaining work in building trust among and between physicians/ health systems, the business community, and the public at large through its mission of public reporting and collaborative learning. In making the award, ABIMF recognized WCHQ’s long history of innovative and leading-edge work toward improved health, better care and lower cost.
As part of WCHQ’s selection, WCHQ President/CEO Chris Queram was invited to make a three-minute presentation at the annual ABIM Foundation Forum. The video summarizes how WCHQ has influenced and built trust by adhering to its basic mission of catalyzing collaboration, public reporting and transparency.
To learn more about WCHQ, this interview between Chris and Beth McGlynn, vice president, Kaiser Permanente Research provides more details on WCHQ’s background and work to improve quality, transparency and value.