How health data can improve health care in California
Thursday, November 15, 2018
12–1:30 PM (PT)
California Chamber of Commerce, 1215 K Street, Suite 1400, Sacramento, CA
About This Event
This year’s state budget included $60 million for the creation of the Healthcare Cost Transparency Database, an all-payer claims database (APCD) for California. The successful design and implementation of the database could lead to a better understanding of what is driving health care costs across the state; how quality varies among different networks, facilities, and providers; and which factors are contributing to population health issues like the opioid epidemic.
This briefing brought together representatives from the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development and the National Association of Health Data Organizations to discuss California’s new transparency law and design considerations that can help ensure a successful implementation. Speakers from Arkansas, Colorado, and Massachusetts presented lessons learned from the implementation of databases in their own states.
The panel was moderated by Kristof Stremikis, director of CHCF’s Market Analysis and Impact program area.
Scott Christman, Deputy Director and Chief Information Officer, Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
Denise Love, Executive Director, National Association of Health Data Organizations
Ana English, President and CEO, Colorado Center for Improving Value in Health Care
Josephine Porter, Director, Institute for Health Policy and Practice, University of New Hampshire
Deb Schiel, Senior Director of Analytics, Massachusetts Center for Health Information and Analysis
Craig Wilson, Health Policy Director, Arkansas Center for Health Improvement