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Data dashboards

These dashboards are provided to all Accountable Communities of Health (ACHs) and local health jurisdictions across the state, giving them access to interactive information for community assessments. The dashboards integrate data from multiple sources, including Medicaid claims and enrollment data, immunization data, and survey data.

How will the data meet the needs of the ACHs?

ACHs need data and information about the people in each region to:

  • Conduct regional health assessments
  • Engage in planning for health improvement
  • Measure health outcomes

The dashboards support the need for ACHs to have actionable data on population health and social determinants of health.

Available dashboards

AIM Data Dashboard Suite

The AIM Data Dashboard Suite includes demographic makeup of the Medicaid population vs. overall Washington population, high-volume providers of specific health services to Medicaid clients, and metrics relevant to topics like opioid prescribing and chronic disease in the Medicaid population. As user needs evolve, this dashboard suite will continue to evolve to present timely and relevant information on populations of interest with a planned quarterly update of information. This information is complementary to the measures information on the Healthier Washington Measures Dashboard.

Healthier Washington Measures Dashboard

The Healthier Washington Measures Dashboard allows users to explore data on populations and measures for Washington State. The dashboards are updated or "refreshed" with data quarterly. The statewide measures for all populations and HEDIS quality measures for Medicaid population can be compared by region and trended by time.

How are the AIM and Healthier Washington dashboards different?

Users may notice some differences in the groupings of demographic categories between the dashboards. The categories allow for a balance between granularity of data and small numbers that may be suppressed. Categories on the Healthier Washington Measures Dashboard are tightly tied to measures. The AIM Data Dashboard has categories less disaggregated so maximum information can be shared without suppression. This approach means that some categories of age (for example) in the current Healthier Washington Measures Dashboard Suite may be rolled up to broad age categories in the AIM Data Dashboard Suite. In the AIM Data Dashboard Suite, the data sources are not limited to Medicaid administrative claims, and supplemental data sources are used. The current Healthier Washington Measures Dashboard contains Medicaid enrollment and administrative claim data.

What are other state data sources?

The Alliance is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that shares the most reliable data on health care quality and value in the state to help providers, patients, employers and union trusts make better decisions about health care.

The Washington State Health Care Authority purchases health care for more than 2 million Washington residents through two programs — Washington Apple Health (Medicaid) and the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) Program.

Research and Data Analysis (RDA) provides data, analytics, and decision support tools to improve the delivery of services that transform lives.

ACH profiles

The current profiles refer to the current ACH configuration and the future profiles are the planned transitions of counties moving to other ACHs. So the current version is what they should look like today.  These reports will always have a run date and an ‘as of’ date for the data.  Those will always be the same for both current and future configurations.

Current

Future

The Washington Tracking Network (WTN) and other dashboards provide users with data and information about environmental health hazards, population characteristics, and health outcomes statewide.

How might some dashboard data look different from other state data sources?

The Health Care Authority (HCA) envisions the dashboard, as well as data related to the Medicaid transformation, to be used in tandem with other data sources. HCA works with all state partners to continue building a robust, easy-to-use, and consistent reporting and data infrastructure to inform state, regional, and community health decisions. There are various  methods of reporting data; learn more about AIM’s methodology.