The Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) has introduced a set of online interactive tools and graphics that enables users to research and customize information about Massachusetts hospitals as part of its reporting and transparency effort.
CHIA’s Massachusetts Hospital Profiles provide descriptive and comparative information on acute and non-acute hospitals based on hospital characteristics, services, payer mix, utilization trends, cost trends, financial performance, and quality over a five-year period. The data used for these profiles is a compilation of payer and provider-submitted data sources, including hospital audited financial statements, hospital cost reports, hospital discharge data, and relative price data. This latest edition of Hospital Profiles includes an interactive dashboard which consists of several different data visualizations that provide insight into the acute hospital industry for FY17. Users can obtain more detailed information by hovering their mouse over data points. Users can directly explore and research the data and view data by hospital, hospital type, and system affiliation via this interactive dashboard.
- Massachusetts Hospital Profiles interactive tool: http://www.chiamass.gov/hospital-profiles/#tableau-interactive