Changing health systems requires evidence-based work. On way to acquire this evidence is through accessing and analyzing payment data from health insurers to uncover which treatments were most cost-effective.
Connecticut’s Office of Health Reform and Innovation is currently engaged in a federally funded development effort to establish a program with the purpose of collecting, assessing and reporting health care information relating to safety, quality, cost effectiveness, access and efficiency for health care. This health care information would be housed within an All Payer Claims Database (APCD) that would be accessible to everyone.
This grant will allow, in conjunction with the Connecticut Health Policy Project, the Connecticut Center for Patient Safety to make comprehensive policy recommendations about the design, development, and usefulness of the APCD.