Several of CHIA’s recent reports include interactive online tools to allow researchers to perform customizable graphical analysis regarding the Massachusetts health care system.
To better understand provider price variation in Massachusetts, CHIA displays hospital, hospital system, and hospital type relative price (RP) data within a customizable Tableau dashboard. Our Hospital Profiles dashboard shows descriptive and comparative information about each hospital's medical services, payer mix, utilization trends, cost trends, financial performance, and quality.
Updated May 2019, our Focus on Provider Quality outlines the latest information on medication safety, maternity-related care, potentially preventable hospital admissions, effective care processes, incidence of health care-associated infections and both hospital and primary care patient experiences.
CHIA's Hospital-Specific Readmissions Profiles provide a deeper look into each Massachusetts hospital's readmissions data, as well as allowing for comparisons between facilities and at the statewide level.
An interactive Massachusetts map identifies geographical areas from which hospitals and hospital systems draw their patients by illustrating the distribution of hospital inpatient discharges.
CHIA looks to continue to use online tools in its future reporting to help policymakers, insurers, health care providers, employers, and researchers more easily explore CHIA’s comprehensive data resources. The interactive applications outlined below promote transparency and a better understanding of the Massachusetts health care system.
CHIA monitors and reports on the quality of care provided in the Massachusetts health care system using a standardized set of metrics, the Commonwealth's Standard Quality Measure Set (SQMS).
The 2018 edition A Focus on Provider Quality includes—for the first time—a series of interactive graphics accessible on the webpage below. The report is also accompanied by an executive summary, databook, which includes all available performance data on SQMS measures by medical group or hospital, and a technical appendix. Read more...
Health care prices for similar health care services vary considerably both in Massachusetts and across the United States. CHIA reports on this variation using a methodology that accounts for price differences that might be justified by:
o The patient's illness or complexity of care needed
o The type of commercial health insurance plan
o The array of medical services supported at the institution
New for the May 2019 report, CHIA presents relative price information in a series of customizable interactive graphics. Read more....
This series (updated March 19, 2019) provides in-depth readmissions information for each Massachusetts acute care hospital, highlighting data from State Fiscal Year 2017. For the first time, this series includes interactive data and graphical results. The online application enables a richer view of hospital data, as well as allowing for streamlined readmissions comparisons between hospitals and/or at the statewide level. Read more....
Massachusetts Hospital Profiles provide descriptive and comparative information on acute and non-acute hospitals based on hospital characteristics, services, payer mix, utilization trends, cost trends, financial performance, and quality over a five year period. The FY 2017 publication includes an individual profile for each acute hospital, a consolidated profile for each acute and non-acute hospital cohort, and a comprehensive databook. Additionally, and new for FY2017, there is an interactive dashboard for all acute hospitals. The interactive dashboard allows users to select data views by individual hospital, hospital type, and hospital health system. Read more