Gov. Jay Inslee will meet with state agency directors Wednesday to discuss efforts to increase the percentage of Washingtonians with a personal health care provider.
The meeting will include representatives from the state Health Care Authority, Department of Health and other agencies, as well as representatives from the Washington Academy of Family Physicians, Amerigroup Washington and the University of Washington. For more details, please see the agenda.
Increasing the number of Washingtonians who have a personal doctor or other health care provider is one of nearly 200 metrics being tracked by Inslee’s Results Washington initiative, launched in 2013. Inslee meets monthly with agency directors to review data, progress and improvement strategies.
Having a personal health care provider helps manage chronic conditions, increases the likelihood of getting appropriate health care services and preventive care, and helps decrease the likelihood of unnecessary hospitalizations and emergency room visits.
Results Washington tracks progress in education, the economy, the environment, health, safety and government effectiveness. More than half those measures are on track to meet or beat targets.
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