|[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
"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
"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
that provides public access to information on total cost of care and
utilization of healthcare services across the state.
Experience the Colorado APCD at www.cohealthdata.org.
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 www.civhc.org.
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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