The Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD)
was created in 1978 to provide the State with an enhanced
understanding of the structure and function of its healthcare
delivery systems. Since that time, OSHPD’s role has expanded to
include direct delivery of various services designed to promote
healthcare accessibility within California. OSHPD is the leader
in collecting data and disseminating information about
California’s healthcare infrastructure, promoting an equitably
distributed healthcare workforce, and publishing valuable
information about healthcare outcomes.
Hospital Compare has information about the quality of care at
over 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals across the
country. Hospital Compare was created through the efforts of
the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), in
collaboration with organizations representing consumers,
hospitals, doctors, employers, accrediting organizations, and
other Federal agencies.
We represent a diverse cross-section of private health care
organizations who are calling on Congress to support the
performance measurement reporting and improvement enterprise.
Stand for Quality’s recommendations – Building a Foundation for
High Quality, Affordable Health Care: Linking Performance
Measurement to Health Reform – are based on extensive input and
dialogue from diverse stakeholders across the healthcare system.
WhyNotTheBest.org was created and is maintained by The Commonwealth
Fund, a private foundation working toward a high
performance health system. It is a free resource for health care
professionals interested in tracking performance on various
measures of health care quality. It enables organizations to
compare their performance against that of peer organizations,
against a range of benchmarks, and over time.