Interactive Data and Analysis

Several of CHIA’s recent reports include interactive data and graphics. These online tools allow users to work with facts and information about the Massachusetts health care system. Our Hospital Profiles provide descriptive and comparative information on Massachusetts hospitals based on their characteristics, services, payer mix, utilization trends, cost trends, financial performance, and quality. This publication has an interactive dashboard which allows users to select data views by individual hospital, hospital type, and hospital health system.

CHIA's Hospital-Specific Readmissions Profiles use an online application known as Tableau to give a deeper look into each Massachusetts hospital's data, as well as allowing comparison between hospitals or at the statewide level.

Our Quality of Care in the Commonwealth report uses the same Tableau online application to display data related to quality and safety, patient perceptions of their care experiences, hospital readmissions, maternity-related care, medication safety, and the incidence of health care-associated infections.

Two interactive Massachusetts maps allow users to explore and better understand variations in health care spending and utilization on a town-by-town or regional basis.

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.  These interactive applications promote transparency in health care by displaying a deeper understanding of the Massachusetts health care system.