Category Archives: public reporting

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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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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Free Guide to Health Pricing

I’m working very long hours right now, but I want to take a minute to point out a new site I was asked to look at. It’s an expansive price guide to fair and reasonable prices for hospital visits, physician … 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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Blame Canada

This will be a very short post, but I think it’s worth mentioning… Whenever the conversation turns to a national health care system in the USA, the detractors invariably point at Canada and say “Canada’s system sucks” and use that … Continue reading

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Up and Over Down Under

The Australian Capital Territory, Australia’s answer to Washington D.C., publishes a very detailed quarterly report on it’s health care services. Australia, like all, sorry, most, sorry, everyone except the USA, provides health insurance for all as part of the government’s … Continue reading

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More Chartered Value Exchanges

Eleven more communities will join the fourteen already designated by Leavitt as Chartered Value Exchanges – collaborations focused on improving care and transparency. The new Chartered Value Exchanges are: * Aligning Forces for Quality, based in York, Pa.; * the … Continue reading

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