The Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) was created in 1978 to provide the State with an enhanced understanding of the structure and function of its healthcare delivery systems. Since that time, OSHPD’s role has expanded to include direct delivery of various services designed to promote healthcare accessibility within California. OSHPD is the leader in collecting data and disseminating information about California’s healthcare infrastructure, promoting an equitably distributed healthcare workforce, and publishing valuable information about healthcare outcomes.
Hospital Compare has information about the quality of care at over 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals across the country. Hospital Compare was created through the efforts of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), in collaboration with organizations representing consumers, hospitals, doctors, employers, accrediting organizations, and other Federal agencies.
We represent a diverse cross-section of private health care organizations who are calling on Congress to support the performance measurement reporting and improvement enterprise. Stand for Quality’s recommendations – Building a Foundation for High Quality, Affordable Health Care: Linking Performance Measurement to Health Reform – are based on extensive input and dialogue from diverse stakeholders across the healthcare system.
WhyNotTheBest.org was created and is maintained by The Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation working toward a high performance health system. It is a free resource for health care professionals interested in tracking performance on various measures of health care quality. It enables organizations to compare their performance against that of peer organizations, against a range of benchmarks, and over time.