Epic data story time: Innovative uses of open data, as told by us at the Datapalooza

Filed Under: Costs, Health plans, Patients

Summary: I spoke twice at the Health Datapalooza in Washington, Sunday through Wednesday, May 31-June 3, 2015. Here’s a Storify (capturing real-time records of the event) on Wednesday, one element of a days-long event put on by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services celebrating open data and its use to improve costs, quality […]

Hospital quality ratings on high-volume procedures: U.S. News releases reports

Filed Under: Patients, Providers

Summary: Good health-care quality data is hard to find, so when new information sets come on line, we get excited. Here’s new data from U.S. News and Word Report:  “Data on how well 4,600 U.S. hospitals perform on common elective surgeries like knee replacements, and on treating chronic health conditions like congestive heart failure were […]