Vision and Mission
An accountable healthcare system that achieves better care, healthier people and competitive costs.
To promote leadership, collaboration and knowledge among employers to make available comparative cost and quality information on healthcare treatments and providers in order to continually improve healthcare quality and value.
Our Principal Goal: Value Driven Healthcare
We challenge employers to be leaders in the redesign of healthcare delivery. After all, we pay for it!
WyBCH empowers employers to implement the principles of value based healthcare purchasing: standardized performance measures, transparency and public reporting, payment reform, and informed choice.
Four Cornerstones of Value Driven Healthcare:
Measure and Publish Quality Information (Quality Standards): To make confident decisions about their healthcare providers and treatment options, consumers need quality of care information. Similarly, this information is important to providers who are interested in improving the quality of care they deliver.
Measure and Publish Price Information (Price Standards): To make confident decisions about their healthcare providers and treatment options, consumers also need price information. Efforts are underway to develop uniform approaches to measuring and reporting price information for the benefit of consumers. In addition, strategies are being developed to measure the overall cost of services for common episodes of care and the treatment of common chronic diseases.
Interoperable Health Information Technology (Health IT Standards): Interoperable health information technology has the potential to create greater efficiency in healthcare delivery. Significant progress has been made to develop standards that enable health information systems to communicate and exchange data quickly and securely to protect patient privacy. Additional standards must be developed and all healthcare systems and products should meet these standards as they are acquired or upgraded.
Promote Quality and Efficiency of Care (Incentives): All parties – providers, patients, insurance plans, and payers – need to work together to develop and test programs that reward both those who offer and those who purchase