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CO All Payer Claims Database Receives National Innovation Award

CIVHC and Treo Solutions NAHDO Data Innovation Award

(Photo left: Tracey Campbell, left, and Jonathan Mathieu, center, accept the award on behalf of CIVHC)

The Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC) and data partner Treo Solutions received the 2013 Innovation in Data Dissemination Award from the National Association of Health Data Organizations (NAHDO) during its 28th Annual Conference held in Denver, Colorado. The two organizations were recognized for their work creating and evolving the

Colorado All Payer Claims Database (APCD)

, designed to provide transparent healthcare price and utilization information to improve care and lower costs.

CIVHC, a non-profit, non-partisan organization, administers the APCD. Treo Solutions, a leading provider of healthcare data analytics and business intelligence, is CIVHC’s APCD data and technology partner.

Since 1986, NAHDO’s mission has been dedicated to improving the public availability of healthcare data and information to inform consumer and industry decisions. “NAHDO applauds CIVHC’s dedication and collaborative approach to developing an APCD to provide transparent data and information that is beneficial for all Coloradans,” said Denise Love, Executive Director, NAHDO. “CIVHC and their technical partner, Treo, exemplify the spirit of this award, which was established by the NAHDO Board in 2009 to recognize the importance of effectively communicating health data to the public.”

CIVHC and Treo are in the midst of developing consumer-focused reports that will, for the first time, provide consumers with access to hospital- and provider group-specific price and quality information that will help them shop for healthcare services. By 2015, the Colorado APCD is expected to contain claims data for the vast majority of Colorado’s insured population.

“We are honored to receive national recognition from NAHDO for the Colorado APCD. This award reflects and reinforces our state’s commitment to using transparent data to empower patients, providers, purchasers and payers to transform our healthcare system,” said Edie Sonn, CIVHC’s Interim CEO.

“Our company has been honored to be a partner with CIVHC in the creation and growth of the Colorado APCD,” said William Kelly, Treo Solutions’ President. “Transparency initiatives like this are essential to the success of improving health outcomes while reducing costs. We thank NAHDO for recognizing the importance of transparency and the ground-breaking work being done by the Colorado APCD.”

The Colorado APCD was established by legislation in 2009 without state financial support. In 2010 CIVHC was appointed as the administrator. As a non-profit, CIVHC secured private foundation funding to support the development and implementation of the APCD – a model unique relative to most state-run APCDs. In just a few short months from the time of initial claims data intake, CIVHC and Treo Solutions launched the website (www.cohealthdata.org) that provides public access to information on total cost of care and utilization of healthcare services across the state.

View the NAHDO award announcement

Experience the CO APCD at www.cohealthdata.org.

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