Report: The Power of Data: Consumer Involvement and Accountability for Connecticut’s All Payer Claim Database (APCD)
Through a grant from the Connecticut Health Foundation, the Connecticut Center for Patient Safety along with the Connecticut Health Policy Project conducted a research project into the State of Connecticut’s All Payer Claim Database (APCD). Connecticut is currently engaged in the development of the APCD, a database that will consolidate data for health encounters across every provider, facility, plan, and health claim payer.
Data made available through the APCD offers a real opportunity to advance health equity. By comparing health outcomes across demographic data, we can begin to understand the relationships between cost, care, and outcomes. Access to data can influence economic and equity analysis, health systems quality and outcomes benchmarking, and consumer transparency. This is an important project of inestimable value to our state.