The American Health Data Institute (AHDI) has a mission to transform healthcare
data into actionable intelligence so employers, coalitions, providers, payors, consumers
and others can purchase high quality cost effective healthcare. Experts acknowledge
that rising healthcare costs remain with us today in part due to the continued wide
variations in efficiency and quality of care rendered by all types of providers.
The information presented in this guide is a collection of evidence identifying
the problems and possible solutions for improving the quality of healthcare.
A rich body of literature comprehensively addresses critical components that need
to be evaluated. Yet, there remain significant gaps in what stakeholders who pay
for healthcare can do to increase their ability to purchase high quality, cost effective
healthcare. There is virtually no other high dollar expenditure for purchase of
a service (healthcare) where actionable quality data is nonexistent. This is even
more astounding when considering the importance of decisions being made that affect
AHDI is a system solution that weaves together the critical component parts of what
the experts say need to be done. The healthcare system is complex, but with the
assistance of this guide and information from AHDI, those interested in becoming
“Endorsed Providers” will have the tools necessary to engage in the process.