Founded in 1980 as an affiliate of the Delaware Valley Healthcare Council, HCIF has operated since 2003 as an independent 501(c)(3) organization. The Board of Directors comprises 20 Pennsylvania leaders representing health systems, health payers, the business community, the public health sector, and consumers.
HCIF specializes in project management, group facilitation, strategy development, training and coaching, measurement and analytics, and program evaluation. HCIF’s approach engages multi-stakeholder resources to implement solutions that no market participant could achieve individually. Since its inception, HCIF has been recognized as an outstanding example of how advances in quality care can be achieved through large-scale collaboration.
In 2015, HCIF merged with the Pennsylvania Health Care Quality Alliance (PHCQA), a statewide organization dedicated to promoting responsible public reporting of health care performance data. Through this merger, HCIF acquired data analysis and measurement capabilities, added expertise in quality transparency, and achieved a statewide presence in Pennsylvania with access to additional stakeholders and funding opportunities. Together, HCIF and PHCQA are focused on the integration of collaborative strategies and data resources to achieve an improved health care delivery system.
HCIF is supported in its mission by contributions and grants from health care providers, health insurance plans, government agencies, and various foundations.
Since 2006, HCIF has joined forces with Independence Blue Cross and Southeastern Pennsylvania hospitals in the Partnership for Patient Care, a unique collaboration to promote improvement in the quality and safety of care delivered to patients in the greater Philadelphia region. In celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the Partnership for Patient Care, HCIF commissioned a report to highlight how hospitals have risen to the challenge improve care.
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