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5 Lessons for Creating Health Care Performance Dashboards

5 Lessons for Creating Health Care Performance Dashboards

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In recent years, Johns Hopkins Medicine has grown increasingly sophisticated in its use of patient safety and quality dashboards, not just to spur internal improvement efforts but also to increase transparency with the public about our performance. In 2013, we launched an internal dashboard for our health system’s 41,000 employees, sharing our performance data on(...)

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Why Health Care Performance Measures Need Their Own Grades

Why Health Care Performance Measures Need Their Own Grades

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Some measures of health care quality and patient safety should be taken with a grain of salt. A few need a spoonful. In April, a team of Johns Hopkins researchers published an article examining how well a state of Maryland pay-for-performance program measure for dangerous blood clots identified cases that were potentially preventable. In reviewing(...)

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