Our Healthcare Quality

Improving healthcare transparency in Greater Columbus

About the Data:

  • This performance data will tell you how medical offices and physicians compare in the care they provide.  Some medical offices and physicians are more effective care than others.
  • Data currently on this site focus on healthcare provider groups, not individual doctors.
  • Data currently encompasses providers, such as Family Medicine, Primary Care and Internal Medicine.
  • Performance is based on nationally-endorsed standards of care that are widely accepted by the provider community.
  • If no data is displayed for a provider, this is not a negative.  Talk to your doctor about your healthcare options and the specific steps you can take to improve the quality of your care.

How is quality measured?

At HCGC, part of our work is to report information to the public about the quality of healthcare in our community.  Currently, we report quality in three specific areas:

  • Diabetes – Percentage of diabetic patients with A1c (blood sugar) IN control
    • This means that ­­[insert number] number of adult patients with diabetes kept their blood sugar in a good range.  Blood sugar is a gauge of how well you are managing your diabetes.
  • Cancer Screening – Percentage of patients with appropriate colorectal screening
    • This means that ­­­­[insert number of adult patients out of 100 who were current on their colorectal cancer screening tests.
  • Blood Pressure (BP)-  Percentage of hypertensive patients with BP under control
    • This means [insert number of adult patient with high blood pressure kept their blood pressure below 140/90mm Hg.  Blood Pressure helps your healthcare provider know how hard your heart is working.

When is the data collected?

  • Reports are submitted every six months for the previous year. 
  • Scheduled reporting periods are:
    • Reporting Period 1: July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015
    • Reporting Period 2: January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015
    • Reporting Period 3: July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016
  • Regional goal based on Healthy People 2020 targets