Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, MA has made available online, information on their performance in quality improvement standards in specific clinical areas and hospital-wide measures. The specific clincial areas made available include heart care, pneumonia, surgical care, and orthopaedics. Their Website (www.bidmc.harvard.edu) also contains hospital-wide measures, such as nursing care at BIDMC and infections. Along with clincial and hospital-wide measures, they are also making available information on Patients’ Experience of Care – including Emergency, Inpatient, Outpatient Surgery and Ambulatory Care.
Other hospitals posting quality peformance data on their Websites include New England Baptist Hospital, Mount Auburn Hospital and New Hampshire’s Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center . Similar to BIDMC, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center also post information on areas where they need improvement as well as where they are peforming well.
An interesting blog to visit is BIDMC CEO’s blog on running a hospital: runningahospital.com