Category Archives: my projects

Pellucid Goes Live

Back in 2002 I was asked to make a hospital-level report card for a couple dozen hospitals in New York on some Pneumonia measures. Seemed like a fun project, and it went off without a hitch. Since then I have … Continue reading

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About Health Satisfaction Two Point Oh!

The past year has seen some leaps and bounds in the way me and my team can rapidly handle publicly reportable data and get it onto Web sites. The two underpinnings of this are CLAIRE, the Claire Lightweight Agile IPRO … Continue reading

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Why Not The Second Best?

‘Tis the season to work all night every night for a couple of weeks. The newly updated WhyNotTheBest.org went live this weekend, with a spiffy new look and four gajillion new rows of data. Well, truth be told it’s about … Continue reading

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No Ma’am, We’re Statisticians

Yes, it’s true. I wanted to build the Illinois Health Care Report Card just so I could finally write a blog post laden with Blues Brother quotes. You could say I was on a mission from God. Our Lady of … Continue reading

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Is it a Bird? A Plane? No, it’s Electronic Clinical Data!

Faster than a speeding bullet, the clinical data portal we launched in June has scored it’s first physician! It’s pretty exciting to have built it, even more so to actually see a physician using it. The portal allows a physician … Continue reading

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Physician Performance Assessment

A bit of a departure from my usual transparency efforts, but this week we launched our Clinical Data Portal, a Web-based portal that allows physicians to upload clinical data directly from the chart or from an electronic medical record software … Continue reading

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Why Not The Best? A New Web Site for Quality Improvement Professionals

Over the past six years I’ve been building consumer-oriented report health care cards pretty much non-stop. The field is young and short on evidence, but it’s interesting work with noticeable impact. However, the truth is that the largest portion of … Continue reading

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2008 Health Accountability Health Care Report

So here’s why I haven’t been posting too much lately… I’ve been working on two major projects and this is one of them. I finally got the Health Accountability Report Card out today, it covers all hospitals and HMOs in … Continue reading

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USA Hospital Patient Satisfaction Report

It’s not widely known, but Medicare began collecting survey responses recently that asked patients a number of questions about their recent hospital stay. CMS has not restricted this to Medicare patients only, they call anyone who is eligible, regardless of … Continue reading

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New York Regional Health Care Report Card Goes Live

I know, I’ve been quiet. It’s been a while since I posted, and here’s why: First and foremost, I have been buried in data all summer, getting this report card out. More on that in a minute. Secondly, I determined … Continue reading

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