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Wisconsin launches database to assess health care quality, costs

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JSOnline writes: A 4-year-old collaborative effort to collect data from Wisconsin’s insurers, hospitals, major employers and others has launched a database that can be used to analyze health systems’ performance.

The WHIO Health Analytics Exchange contains information from millions of insurance claims and is being used by large medical groups, state government, business groups and other members of the Wisconsin Health Information Organization.

Target audience for the database is large medical systems and employee benefit consulting firms initially, with the cost being negotiated on a case-by-case basis. The database will be rolled out to consumers in 2011, to facilitate evaluation of hospitals and individual practice groups on the basis of cost and quality.

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