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[January 02, 2014]

2013 Innovation in Data Dissemination Award Presented to Treo Solutions & the Center for Improving Value in Health Care

TROY, N.Y. --(Business Wire)--

Treo Solutions and the Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC) received the 2013 Innovation in Data Dissemination Award from the National Association of Health Data Organizations (NAHDO) during its 28th Annual Conference held in Denver, Colorado. The two organizations were recognized for their work creating and evolving the Colorado All Payer Claims Database (APCD), designed to provide transparent healthcare price and utilization information to improve care and lower costs.

CIVHC, a non-profit, non-partisan organization, administers the APCD. Treo Solutions, a leading provider of healthcare data analytics and business intelligence, is CIVHC's APCD data and technology partner.

Since 1986, NAHDO's mission has been dedicated to improving the public availability of healthcare data and information to inform consumer and industry decisions. "NAHDO applauds CIVHC's dedication and collaborative approach to developing an APCD to provide transparent data and information that is beneficial for all Coloradans," said Denise Love, Executive Director, NAHDO. "CIVHC and their technical partner, Treo, exemplify the spirit of this award, which was established by the NAHDO Board in 2009 to recognize the importance of effectively communicating health data to the public."

CIVHC and Treo are in the midst of developing consumer-focused reports that will, for the first time, provide consumers with access to hospital- and provider group-specific price and quality information that will help them shop for healthcare services. By 2015, the Colorado APCD is expected to contain claims data for the vast majority of Colorado's insured population.

"We are honored to receive national recognition from NAHDO for the Colorado APCD. This award reflects and reinforces our state's commitment to using transparent data to empower patients, providers, purchasers and payers to transform our healthcare system," said Edie Sonn, CIVHC's Interim CEO.

"Our company has been honored to be a partner with CIVHC in the creation and growth of the Colorado APCD," said William Kelly, Treo Solutions' President. "Transparency initiatives like this are essential to the success of improving health outcomes while reducing costs. We thank NAHDO for recognizing the importance of transparency and the ground-breaking work being done by the Colorado APCD."

The Colorado APCD was established by legislation in 2009 without state financial support. In 2010 CIVHC was appointed as the administrator. As a non-profit, CIVHC secured private foundation funding to support the development and implementation of the APCD - a model unique relative to most state-run APCDs. In just a few short months from the time of initial claims data intake, CIVHC and Treo Solutions launched the website ( that provides public access to information on total cost of care and utilization of healthcare services across the state.

Experience the Colorado APCD at


The Center for Improving Value in Health Care is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to identifying and supporting initiatives across Colorado that improve quality, contain costs and advance the health of Coloradans by creating an efficient, high quality and transparent health care system. For more information about the Center for Improving Value in Health Care, visit

About Treo Solutions

Since 2002, Treo Solutions, a healthcare data analytics and business intelligence firm, has been the essential partner for anticipating and managing change in healthcare. Treo leverages enhanced data assets to deliver value to its payer and provider clients. Treo's highly scalable tools, optimized claims database of over 45-million covered lives, and expertise in collaborative care logistics enables clients to make value-informed decisions to create new risk-sharing and total cost-of-care models. Treo's focused experience and agility allows clients to anticipate-and rapidly react to-a constantly changing market.

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