A new transparency initiative that aims to provide all healthcare stakeholders equal access to meaningful healthcare quality and cost information has been launched. Through a national network of locally governed regional entities, the new Center for Healthcare Transparency will make information on the relative quality and cost of healthcare services available to 50 percent of the U.S. population by 2020. This will enable purchasers, providers and patients to make decisions based on value, because they’ll know the quality they are getting for the price they pay. The Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement is the lead partner for The Center for Healthcare Transparency, partnering with NRHI member Pacific Business Group on Health to deliver the planning stage of this initiative. Overseeing the Center is an Executive Committee that includes leading thinkers from Regional Health Improvement Collaboratives (RHICs), purchasers, providers, health plans, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and others.