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e-Newsletter Archive

2019  

February 2019

January 2019

2018  

December 2018

October 2018

September 2018

August 2018

July 2018

May 2018

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