About the Agency

The Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) is an independent state agency whose mission is to serve as a steward of Massachusetts health information to promote a more transparent and equitable health care system that effectively serves all residents of the Commonwealth.  Our vision is a transparent and equitable health care system where reliable information provides common ground for improvement and empowers people and organizations to make informed decisions.

Two things distinguish CHIA in our pursuit of improving the Massachusetts health care system: our public-interest perspective, and our unique data sets. Our perspective is rooted in our independence – our agenda and findings are not colored by the special interests of industry or politics – and in the talents and commitment of CHIA employees.

Our data sets are unique because as the state agency responsible for a number of health care statistics, we have the ability to collect information necessary to fulfill this responsibility.

Please explore more of our site and learn about what CHIA does. Maybe start with our recent publications or learn about our mission and history.

You can also choose one of the many ways to connect with us for questions and comments.