Hospital Compare

Hospital Compare

A website sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that lets people find hospitals in their area based on their medical issues and required surgical procedures. The site also includes a survey of patient experiences with the hospital and compares them to the state and national averages. For more information, visit www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov. See healthcare IT.
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Denver, CO, April 05, 2019 --(PR.com)-- Rose Medical Center has again earned the prestigious five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) Hospital Compare Program — the only Denver-area hospital to maintain this honor.
Dartmouth researchers assessed 121 regional health care markets with at least one VA facility and one non-VA hospital in conjunction with Hospital Compare data, a public database that ranks hospitals on quality measures like mortality rates and patient safety indicators.
Since 2005, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have publicly posted hospital ratings based on both patient satisfaction surveys and clinical quality metrics on Hospital Compare (HC).
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) created the HCAHPS Star Ratings for consumers to more quickly and easily access the patient experience of care information provided on the Hospital Compare website.
Noting that weighting systems used in hospital ratings currently reflect the preferences of their creators rather than patients, Juliet Rumball-Smith, M.B.Ch.B., Ph.D., from the Northland District Health Board in Whangarei, New Zealand, and colleagues created a demonstration of an interactive system based on the 2016 version of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating System, available on Hospital Compare. The original system combined 57 process and outcomes measures into seven domains of quality (mortality, safety of care, readmissions, patients' experience, timeliness of care, effectiveness of care, and efficient use of medical imaging) with weights chosen to align with existing CMS policies and priorities.
If you are really interested, you can find hospital medical quality and patient experience data at Medicare's Hospital Compare site.
Could the CMS Hospital Compare site serve as a dashboard to inform the quality of practices and promote patient awareness and engagement in acute inpatient care settings?
The quality data were posted on Medicare's Physician Compare and Hospital Compare websites, which aim to provide consumers with the information they need to help them select physicians and other health care providers.
There were 182 Illinois hospitals listed on CMS's Hospital Compare website.
The nation's health reform law, the Affordable Care Act, also required the creation of website that would allow consumers to compare physicians, just as the government has run the Hospital Compare website since 2004.
The directory is compiled from data from the federal study Hospital Compare, the Directory of Hospital Personnel, and new state rankings and statistical summaries.
The measures have been endorsed by such national panels as the National Quality Forum, and hospitals have already been reporting their performance on them through Medicare's Hospital Compare website.

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