Improving Data Usability and Transparency

There is significant variation in outcomes, price, and cost throughout the healthcare system for the treatment of common conditions. Unfortunately, patients often are not able to make informed decisions about outcomes and cost because this information is either not readily accessible or not reliable. We develop initiatives that increase the transparency and usability of critical information on healthcare quality and cost.

Through a grant to the National Quality Forum, we have begun a collaboration to convene leaders from both the public and private sectors to identify specific actions that should be taken to enhance the availability of data and analytics to support systems improvement in healthcare. The results from these convenings will inform strategies to improve data usability and transparency, and will develop key strategies for the dissemination of best practices on health data.

New 'Roadmap' Will Support Systems Improvement in Healthcare

The Center is supporting the National Quality Forum in its recently launched public-private initiative to create a roadmap for making health data and analytics more readily available in order to support systems improvement in healthcare.

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