Click here to read a report which summarizes why states are creating these all claims databases. Examples of how information from these databases can be used include:
- Employers can begin to understand the variation in cost and utilization by geographic area within a state;
- The value equation (cost & quality) of new health care services can be assessed;
- The design and implementation of health reforms can be informed by data and data can be tracked to determine impact;
- Compare prevalence of disease across populations;
- Determine payer competitiveness;
- Report on the cost and quality of individual providers.