Welcome to Puget Sound Health Alliance: "Stanley said the alliance's main purpose is to improve health and health care and to restrain cost increases in this region by:
Creating a health-care data repository, initially with insurance claims data of more than 700,000 people
Gaining agreement on standardized physician and hospital performance measures
Standardizing clinical guidelines for physicians when treating patients with various health problems.
Aligning financial incentives for physicians to practice health care based on what science says is clinically best for patients, for individuals to take personal responsibility for their own health, and for businesses and other purchasers of health insurance to steer employees toward better health"