State governments are leading efforts to transform U.S. healthcare delivery from a fragmented system focused on caring for the sick to a coordinated system that promotes preventive care and achieves higher quality at lower cost. 

The latest innovation comes from the State of Rhode Island, which has launched the Rhode Island All-Payer Claims Database (RI-APCD), a new initiative that will provide data about hospital quality and cost to help consumers make informed healthcare decisions and become active participants in managing their own care. 3M Health Information Systems has been selected as the analytics firm for the RI-APCD and will provide quality assurance, data management, analytics, access and reporting of RI-APCD data.

The RI-APCD is a large-scale database that systematically collects and aggregates enrollment, medical claims, pharmacy claims, and provider data from commercial insurers and public payers such as Medicare and Medicaid. It will be used to ensure transparency of information about access, quality, utilization, efficiency, and cost of Rhode Island’s healthcare delivery system.

“We are very pleased to be supporting the State of Rhode Island and its APCD, and look forward to swiftly moving this initiative forward,” said William Kelly, Senior Vice President, 3M Health Information Systems. “The experience we have gained in our work with four multi-payer state initiatives, as well as payer-provider collaborations, will strengthen and enrich the Rhode Island APCD experience.”

3M Health Information Systems provides technology and analytics for Utah’s APCD, the Texas Association of Health Plans multi-payer initiative, and the Center for Improving Value in Health Care which operates the Colorado APCD, as well as multiple payer initiatives involving Blue Cross Blue Shield plans.