Washington Healthcare Forum Doctors, hospitals, health plans & state associations - joining together to improve the health care system.
Doctors, hospitals, health plans & state associations - joining together to improve the health care system.
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WHO WE ARE

The Washington Healthcare Forum (the Forum) is a coalition of doctors, hospitals, health plans and state associations, that have joined together to improve the health care system.

Our vision is an efficient and effective healthcare financing and delivery system that satisfies the needs and concerns of all patients, providers, health plans, and purchasers.

Our mission is to:

  • Streamline and simplify healthcare financing and delivery across the state
  • Advance a public dialogue on sustainable solutions to the challenges facing the health care system.

WHAT WE DO

The Forum devises creative, cost effective solutions to increase the efficiency of the health care financing and delivery system. Leaders of the organization initially identified two key areas to decrease hassle and non-productive work between providers and health plans: administrative simplification, and electronic solutions for the secure exchange of information. These focus areas represent significant opportunities to take unnecessary costs out of the health care system.

We also work with public officials and community leaders to provide our perspective on public policy issues and to devise solutions to the problems of cost, quality and access in the health care arena.

 

Forum Launches Pilot Project on Palliative Care

The Forum has launched a pilot project in Snohomish County designed to help people have conversations with their friends and family about their end of life wishes. By documenting choices in their medical records before they face a serious illness, people can rest assured that their values and wishes will be honored. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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