Colorado hospitals launch report card effort

The Colorado Hospital Association has announced that it will begin providing state-mandated hospital performance data on the Web later this year. The Colorado Hospital Report Card, which was ordered by the state's legislature, will report mortality rates, the number of procedures and several other patient safety measures. In the future, the report card will include clinical quality measures, patient satisfaction scores, efficiency measures and best practices data. The association already publishes a site offering data on inpatient care quality, including eleven measures of risk-adjusted mortality and four volume indicators for the state's full-service hospitals.

To learn more about the report card effort:
- read this Denver Business Journal piece
- read this overview of the CHA's plans (.pdf)