Iowa Healthcare Collaborative

About Us

The Iowa Healthcare Collaborative (IHC) is a provider-led and patient-focused nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting a culture of continuous improvement in healthcare. Our mission is exceptional healthcare in Iowa. We play a unique role in putting healthcare providers (doctors, nurses and hospital executives) in a leadership position to drive clinical improvements and accelerate change.

Created in 2004 through a partnership between the Iowa Hospital Association (IHA) and the Iowa Medical Society (IMS), we use a "multi-stakeholder" approach to bring together and engage physicians, hospitals, insurers, employers, consumers and other community partners to share data and rapidly deploy best practices. Through our efforts, healthcare providers gain access to nationally agreed upon, evidence-based measures that improve the delivery of care. Insurers get information to facilitate performance improvements and employers are better equipped to educate employees about wellness and prevention resulting in healthier communities.

By encouraging communication, collaboration and transparency, IHC ultimately raises the quality, patient safety and value of healthcare in Iowa.


Our Mission 

The Iowa Healthcare Collaborative facilitates exceptional healthcare quality and safety for Iowans.

Our Vision

An Iowa healthcare culture of continuous improvement in quality, safety, and value that provides the most effective and efficient care in the nation. 


We focus on three cornerstones

  • Align and equip Iowa healthcare providers for continuous improvement.

  • Promote responsible public reporting of healthcare information.

  • Raise the standard of healthcare in Iowa.

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