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WA-APCD Website Wins 2018 Innovation in Data Dissemination Award

We are thrilled to announce that Washington State’s new “HealthCareCompare” website has been recognized for its innovation in health data dissemination.

Established in 2009, the Innovation in Data Dissemination Award honors organizations that effectively communicate health data to the public. It is granted each year by the National Association of Health Data Organizations, a national nonprofit dedicated to improving health care data collection and use.

As the 2018 winner, the new HealthCareCompare website — which is run by the Washington State All-Payer Claims Database (WA-APCD) — was selected for its innovative design and clarity in providing actionable information and best practices for all users (i.e., patients, providers, hospitals, and communities) to understand the state of health care in Washington state.

About HealthCareCompare

HealthCareCompare website

HealthCareCompare aims to bring greater transparency to health care costs in the state and gives residents powerful tools to make data-driven, informed decisions that maximize healthcare quality and value. Forum One designed and developed the custom web application to help the public engage directly with the WA-APCD data. The site’s user experience design emphasizes clarity in order to be actionable, while also complying with privacy, data integrity, and legal requirements.

  • Read the case study to learn more about how the website came to be.

We are grateful to NAHDO for this recognition and would like to extend an extra congratulations to all Forum One and WA-APCD team members who were part of this important website build, including our fantastic partners at the Office of Financial Management (OFM), the Oregon Health & Science University Hospital's Center for Health Systems Effectiveness (OHSU), and OnPoint Health Data.

 

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