CBGH has published Colorado Health Plan & Hospital Quality Report for 12 consecutive years.
Below are links to other local and national reports on health and health care quality.
- Delivering Value
This purchasing guide is intended to assist private purchasers of health care coverage to switch from the traditional health care purchasing model of paying based on volume to the rapidly emerging model of paying based on value. Paying based on value is a proven technique of improving quality and lowering costs. It emphasizes purchasing strategies that that a) use alternative payment models that motivate and reward quality and efficiency and b) support delivery system reform. This guide describes the need for payment and delivery system reform, highlights the most promising reform ideas and then describes some steps health care purchasers can take to switch to purchasing on value.Read More
- Colorado Hospital Report Card
The Colorado Hospital Report Card was created by Colorado House Bill 06-1278. This bill required general hospitals in the state of Colorado to report on clinical measures that would allow consumers to compare healthcare services of these facilities. This data was required to be made available on an internet website, and should allow consumers to conduct an interactive search to compare information from specific hospitals. The implementation plan for the Colorado Hospital Report Card required the data to be clear and easy to understand, and there will be appropriate guidance on how to use and understand the data.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) selected the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) as the entity to create and maintain the Colorado Hospital Report Card. The CHA Hospital Report Card Implementation Committee is primarily responsible for identifying and recommending the necessary elements of the Colorado Hospital Report Card. This committee meets on a monthly basis to evaluate the overall effectiveness of the report card, and will assess and recommend new measures for inclusion in the report card on an annual basis.Read More
- Leapfrog's Hospital Compare Tool
Compare hospitals in your area on Overal Patient Safety Ratings and/or Safety of Selected ProceduresRead More
- Hospital Quality Compare - a quality tool provided by Medicare
In this tool you will find information on how well hospitals care for patients with certain medical conditions or surgical procedures, and results from a survey of patients about the quality of care they received during a recent hospital stay. This information will help you compare the quality of care hospitals provide. Talk to your doctor about this information to help you, your family and your friends make your best hospital care decisions.Read More
- National Healthcare Disparities Report
From AHRQ, yearly reports (2003 - 2008) from national and State data on the quality of, and access to, health care from scientifically credible measures and data sources.Read More
- National Healthcare Quality Report
From AHRQ, yearly reports (2003 - 2008) that track the health care system through quality measures, such as the percentage of heart attack patients who received recommended care when they reached the hospital or the percentage of children who received recommended vaccinations.Read More