Arkansas Center for Health Improvement

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Our Work - Specific Project Categories

The list below contains ACHI projects which fall under the categories selected in the left sidebar.

Projects - Current

Arkansas All-Payer Claims Database The Health Insurance Rate Review Division of the Arkansas Insurance Department awarded ACHI the contract to establish an APCD for the state. Once fully functional this large-scale database will support health insurance rate review and increase transparency in health care quality and pricing.
Arkansas Health Data Initiative Our transformation of data into information for decision-making is a central component of ACHI’s health policy and program development.
Arkansas Health System Improvement Directed by Governor MIke Beebe and led by ACHI Director and Arkansas Surgeon General, Dr. Joe Thompson, the Arkansas Health System Improvement Initiative is a collaborative project with four primary focus areas that has led to the development of innovative solutions for improving health and health care in our state.

Projects - Past

Health Information Security & Privacy Collaboration (HISPC) The Research Triangle Institute (RTI) International, in conjunction with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the National Governor's Association awarded Arkansas a year-long contract to explore strategies to improve electronic health information exchange while ensuring privacy and security.
PCMH Town Halls As a partnering organization in the Arkansas Payment Improvement Initiative (APII), ACHI is involved in more than just research and analyses. During the spring of 2012, the partnership made efforts to educate the public about a key component of APII, the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model. Along with the Arkansas Department of Human Services, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, QualChoice of Arkansas, Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care, and Arkansas Medicaid, the initiative hosted seven “town hall” meetings across the state.
Students for Healthy Communities, An EAST Initiative Created by ACHI in partnership with the EAST initiative, Students for Health Communities encourages creation of unique ideas for sustainable community changes for improving health.

Arkansas Center for Health Improvement
1401 West Capitol
Suite 300 (Victory Building)
Little Rock, AR 72201