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About PHCQA:

Overview

Who We Are

The Pennsylvania Health Care Quality Alliance (PHCQA) is a voluntary group of health care organizations collaboratively working together to improve the quality of health care for the people of Pennsylvania. On January 1st, 2015 PHCQA merged with the Health Care Improvement Foundation, an independent nonprofit organization that leads regional health care initiatives aimed at improving the safety, outcomes, and care experiences of all patients.

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What We Are Trying To Do

Develop a consensus-driven, statewide approach to hospital quality measurement that is supported by quality of care data from a variety of public data sources. We believe that by sharing aggregated quality performance data openly through public reporting on the Internet, we can provide valuable, objective health care quality information for all consumers. At the same time we can identify and share best practices to improve the performance of all stakeholders.

What We Aspire To Be

An independent, unbiased organization which provides easy-to-understand health care quality information; recognized as a trusted and respected source of publicly reported data; transparent, inclusive, and consensus-driven in its governance and core processes; willing to innovate, adapt, and evolve to support the advancement of health care quality.

Participating Organizations

Alliance participants include the Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), which represents more than 225 hospitals and health systems across the state; the Delaware Valley Healthcare Council of HAP; the Hospital Council of Western Pennsylvania; the state’s four Blue plans (Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Capital BlueCross, Highmark, Inc., Independence Blue Cross); and the Pennsylvania Medical Society.

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