The Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ) has recognized WHA for collecting and publicly sharing data that is essential in the fight against COVID-19.
WCHQ CEO Gabrielle Rude and Board Chair Kori Krueger, MD, Medical Director of the Marshfield Clinic Institute of Quality, Innovation and Patient Safety, presented an award to WHA President and CEO Eric Borgerding at the WCHQ Improvement Event at the Monona Terrace on June 29 for “WHA’s Commitment to Provide Data Critical to the COVID-19 Response Effort.”
WHA developed its COVID-19 dashboard as a daily, reliable source of information on the impact of the pandemic on the state’s health system. With more than one-million views, the dashboard has kept key stakeholders and the public informed on the current state of testing, hospitalizations, mortality and hospital capacity.
WCHQ recognized WHA’s critical COVID-19 data resources along with those of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. “DHS and WHA were exemplary in their quick responses in the early stages of the pandemic to deliver data in a way that provided health systems and policymakers with the information they needed to prepare for and respond to the pandemic,” said Rude. “Both organizations made enhancements to their dashboards throughout the pandemic that ranged from showing case activity to ICU bed availability. Their ongoing commitment to transparency has helped our state respond and will enable us to recover sooner.”
Accepting WCHQ’s award on behalf of the WHA team, Borgerding said, “This recognition, while focused on critical COVID-19 data, is about so much more. It’s about the partnerships that were and continue to be needed to effectively respond to COVID. Thank you, WCHQ for this great honor, and for your collaboration.”
Following WCHQ’s award presentation, Borgerding provided an update on WHA’s priorities and strategies aimed at maximizing the quality, affordability and accessibility of health care services throughout the state, resulting in healthier communities.