This section contains informative reports related to the APD, issues faced by health care consumers, and efforts to achieve the triple aim of improved population health, better care, and lower costs.Click on the links below to access individual reports.

Choosing Providers for Select Services and Procedures: Consumers' Experiences and Preferences

The New York Academy of Medicine describes findings from interviews with 30 NYS healthcare consumers who used services traditionally seen as “shoppable.” The report provides insight into patients’ experiences while searching for provider information before seeking care, as well as their views on the most valuable cost and quality information used for decision-making. The final report was released in March 2019.

Perspectives on Health Care Decision-Making, Quality Cost and Access to Information

The New York Academy of Medicine conducted several focus groups with consumers of health care services. The focus groups focused on how consumers look for and use available data on price and quality to help them make decisions about their health care. The final report was released in April 2016.

New York's All-Payer Database: A New Lens for Consumer Transparency

The New York's All-Payer Database: A New Lens for Consumer Transparency report, sponsored by the NYS Health Foundation and conducted by the national APCD Council, was completed in September 2015. Using targeted stakeholder interviews and research about state APCDs, the study provided an analysis of the opportunities, challenges, and barriers that are specific to New York State’s goals of building an APD. The report provided recommendations for ensuring a quality system that achieves NY’s goals and meets stakeholder needs and expectations.