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Welcome to the APCD Council
The APCD Council, formerly known as the Regional All Payer Healthcare Information Council (RAPHIC), is a federation of government, private, non-profit, and academic organizations focused on improving the development and deployment of state-based all payer claims databases (APCD). The APCD Council is convened and coordinated by the New Hampshire Institute for Health Policy and Practice (NHIHPP) at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) and the National Association of Health Data Organizations (NAHDO).
RAPHIC was first convened in 2006 by UNH, NHIHPP staff with the goal of engaging future users of the Maine and New Hampshire APCDs in a discussion about multi-state collaboration. Soon after, states across the country joined the group. Currently, there is participation from nearly a dozen states. NAHDO was established in 1986 to promote the uniformity and availability of health care data for cost quality and access purposes. In 2007, NAHDO forged a collaboration with RAPHIC to expand APCD data initiatives beyond the north east region and to lead fund raising for APCD products and conference support. Together, NAHDO and RAPHIC have been coordinating a multi-state effort to support state APCD initiatives and shape state reporting systems to be capable of supporting a broad range of information needs.