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 Quality of Care in the Commonwealth report uses an online application known as Tableau to show 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.