WHIO launches public reporting site MyHealthWI.org

Designed to improve transparency, affordability and quality of health care in the state, the Wisconsin Health Information Organization (WHIO) launched a new public website last month which compares how primary care providers in the state perform to nationally-endorsed standards of care. MyHealthWI.org rates health care provider groups and clinics (but not individual physicians) in internal medicine, family medicine and pediatrics.

These ratings allow consumers to evaluate whether health care providers provide the recommended care and how effectively they use health care dollars. In a statement, WHIO CEO Josephine Musser said "Not all health care is the same.  Some is better than others." The ratings are designed to improve the health care literacy of consumers, making them more educated purchasers of health care.

WHIO, founded in 2005, is a voluntary non-profit organization supported by health care providers, major employers, public agencies and health plans. WHIO’s Datamart, one of the largest all-payer claims databases (APCD) in the country, includes commercial, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid medical and pharmacy claims.

WHIO anticipates adding ratings for more specialties in the future. It also plans to add Medicare fee-for-service claims data to the ratings later in 2015.

More information about WHIO can be found at their website.

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