Data about the quality of care being delivered by specific
hospitals and physicians is now available on the Internet.
This transparency of performance data serves both consumers and
healthcare organizations by giving consumers information they
need to make informed decisions and organizations information they
need to continue to improve their quality of care.
To assist our patients and their families, we are providing
links to the various reporting tools currently available. We
are currently working on the ability to publish our data in a more
timely manner than can be provided by the organizations represented
here. Our goal is to have this information available in the
This tool provides you with information on how well the
hospitals in your area care for all their adult patients with
certain medical conditions. This information will help you compare
the quality of care hospitals provide. Hospital Compare was created
through the efforts of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
Services (CMS) and organizations that represent hospitals, doctors,
employers, accrediting organizations, other Federal agencies and
The Quality Report provides detailed information about an
organization's performance and how it compares to similar
organizations; the organization's accreditation decision and the
effective dates of the accreditation award; programs accredited by
The Joint Commission, and programs or services accredited by other
accrediting bodies; compliance with The Joint Commission's National
Patient Safety Goals; special quality awards; and, for hospitals,
performance on National Quality Improvement Goals.
PatientCareLink, the next generation of PatientsFirst, the
nation's groundbreaking healthcare resource dedicated to
voluntarily providing patients, families and caregivers with the
most transparent information available on the care provided at
Massachusetts hospitals. NOTE: To view our hospitals'
information, please scroll down to "Northeast Health System".
HealthGrades physician, surgeon, nursing home and hospital
reports assist consumers in selecting healthcare providers.
HealthGrades' Doctor Quality Reports include: board certification,
education, training, disciplinary actions, and additional
information. Hospital Reports include information on top hospitals,
hospital ratings by surgery type, and additional information.
Nursing Home Reports include: ratings, complaints, problems, and
This healthcare resource is provided by the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts's Health Care Quality and Cost Council. Its goals
among others are to improve healthcare quality and contain
costs. Here you will find comparative health care costs and
quality at Massachusetts hospitals.
Massachusetts Health Quality Partners (MHQP) provides reliable
information to help physicians improve the quality of care they
provide their patients and help consumers take an active role in
making informed decisions about their health care. MHQP is a
broad-based coalition of physicians, hospitals, health plans,
purchasers, consumers, academics, and government agencies working
together to promote improvement in the quality of health care
services in Massachusetts.
Currently approximately 1300 hospitals voluntarily submit
information on the quality and safety measures at their
respective institutions to The Leapfrog Group. The Group's
interactive tool allows consumers to compare hospitals'
progress at implementing Leapfrog-recommended quality and safety