Center for Health Systems Effectiveness selected to lead Washington's all payer claims database

Aug. 2, 2016

Washington State's Office of Financial Management has selected OHSU's Center for Health Systems Effectiveness to develop and operate the Washington All-Payer Claims Database, a project to increase transparency and improve quality in health care. Read full media release.

The database will systematically collect all medical claims, pharmacy claims and dental claims from private and public payers. Its purpose is to improve health care price transparency and to: 

  • Help patients, providers and hospitals to make informed choices about care. 
  • Enable providers, hospitals and communities to improve by benchmarking their performance against that of others by focusing on best practices.
  • Enable purchasers to identify value, build expectations into their purchasing strategies and reward improvements over time.
  • Promote competition based on quality and cost.

Fusing economic approaches with large data set analytic capabilities, the Center for Health Systems Effectiveness researches health care service delivery with the aim of improving the value of our health care system and "bending the curve" of health care spending growth.


Center for Health Systems Effectiveness website