The NCQA research department is responsible for expanding and enhancing the use of health plan-quality data. The Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) produced by the National Committee for Quality Assurance is a tool used by more than 90% of America's health plans to measure performance on dimensions of care and service. HEDIS consists of 71 measures across 8 domains of care. Because so many plans collect HEDIS data, and because the measures are so specifically defined, HEDIS makes it possible to compare the performance of health plans on an "apples-to-apples" basis. Health plans also use HEDIS results themselves to see where they need to focus their improvement efforts.
The National Quality Forum produces a set of endorsed performance measures that are used to measure and quantify healthcare processes, outcomes, patient perceptions, and organizational structures/systems associated with the provision of high quality healthcare. Performance measures endorsed by the NQF are used by hospitals, healthcare systems, and government agencies (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid) for public reporting of performance and quality improvement research. The NQF provides the surveys used by organizations as benchmarking and assessment tools.
"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."
Data collected by the U.S. census related to health insurance and health access. The Census Bureau also produces valuable data related to the population of an area, including demographic and economic statistics that are valuable to health care administrators.
HRSA provides data and statistics focused on the uninsured, under-served, and special needs populations and on HRSA programs, including primary care shortage areas, community health centers, and the National Health Service Corps.
includes data related to grants and cooperative agreements related to improving the health workforce; current research, tracking tools, and trend analysis of the state of the current health workforce; and health professional shortage area data.
The BLS is the principal fact-finding agency of the federal government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. Data are collected relating to characteristics of the labor force, consumer economics, productivity, occupational illness and injuries, and international comparisons of labor statistics.