Transforming Health Care in Whatcom County is an ongoing collaborative effort that includes area providers, insurance plans, business owners, elected officials and community members who are committed to the “triple aim”: improve population health outcomes; enhance the patient experience of care; and reduce the per capita cost. Facilitated by the Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement (WAHA), participants are focused on meaningful system changes that require cooperation and result in greater accountability to each other and the community.

presentations

Introduction to Transforming Health Care in Whatcom County (10/2012) A brief presentation that introduces the Transforming Health Care Project.

Community Health Care Now!“, a town hall event on local health care reform. Read the report of the event, including the questions that were asked and the feedback we received from the audience. 

reports

Phase I Executive Report(9/2011): An introduction to the Transforming Health Care Project and the vision for an improved health care system. It also includes the roster for each group that participated in Phase I.

Phase II Executive Report (updated 11/2012) An update on the Transforming Health Care Project and a description of upcoming activity.

Phase II Subcommittee Report (updated 11/2012): Details of all Phase II activity, from initiation to present. It also includes information on the roster and charter of each Phase II Task Force.

Complex Patient Data Registry Task Force charter, roster and final factors.

Bridge Project Report (updated 9/2013):Summary of the findings from a two-year pilot project between WAHA and PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center to provide intensive case management to a select group of high-utilizing, under-insured patients.

IMPACT Summary Report (updated 9/2013): Update on the results from a two-year care transitions project administered by WAHA in partnership with Northwest Regional Council, PeaceHealth Medical Group, and PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center. 

completed work products

Phase I Delivery System Task Force

Phase I Financial Issues Task Force 

Phase I Information Technology Task Force

Phase II Primary Care and Behavioral Health Integration Task Force

roster

Phase I Transforming Health Care in Whatcom County Participants

Phase II Transforming Health Care in Whatcom County Participants