Aligning Forces for Quality/Wisconsin
The Americans for Quality Health Care Team works with the Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) Alliances.
AF4Q is the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) signature effort to lift the overall quality of health care in targeted communities, reduce racial and ethnic disparities and provide models for national reform.
AF4Q asks the people who get care, give care and pay for care to work together toward common, fundamental objectives to lead to better care.
Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (the Alliance) leads the area's AF4Q initiative. For more information on the Alliance, visit their
community snapshot or their
Community Information on Quality in Wisconsin
This section includes various organizations that provide quality information or are engaged in quality work, or both. To suggest an organization that should be included in this section, please
contact project staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA)
WHA is a membership organization representing hospitals and provides a range of quality related information and resources.
CheckPoint - Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) and MetaStar
WHA coordinates the CheckPoint program in partnership with MetaStar. The WHA is a non-profit membership organization representing hospitals and MetaStar is a non-profit health care quality improvement organization under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
CheckPoint provides data on treatments that medical experts agree should be done for heart attacks, heart failure and pneumonia, surgical services measures and error prevention goals. The hospitals reporting to CheckPoint provide care to the overwhelming majority of the state's patient population. Consumers can use the information to select a health plan or hospital.
The Leapfrog Group
The Leapfrog Group is a national public-private partnership that works to reduce medical errors and improve patient safety. The Leapfrog group provides the latest hospital patient safety performance results in Wisconsin.
PricePoint - Wisconsin Hospital Information Center
PricePoint is produced by the Wisconsin Hospital Information Center, a subsidiary of WHA. The Wisconsin Hospital Information Center is dedicated to collecting and disseminating data about charges and services provided by Wisconsin hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. PricePoint provides facility-specific information about over 60 hospitalization services and charges, representing about half of all hospital stays in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ)
WCHQ is a non-profit membership organization representing large multi-specialty physician groups and hospitals throughout Wisconsin. A wide range of health care quality reports are available on WCHQ’s web site, including information about physician groups, hospitals, and health plans.
Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services
The Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services operates programs to protect and improve the health of Wisconsin communities. Visitors can access both the “The Consumer Guide to Health Care” and the Wisconsin Division of Quality Assurance.
Wisconsin Health Information Organization (WHIO)
WHIO is a voluntary partnership that brings together key health care stakeholders in Wisconsin to develop a statewide data mart of health care information that spans providers and systems. The goal is to use the data to improve the quality, affordability, safety and efficiency of health care delivered to patients in Wisconsin. For more information about WHIO, please contact Julie Bartels, Executive Director, at Julie.Bartels@thedacare.org or 920.336.0409.
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