Our Healthcare Quality

Improving healthcare transparency in Greater Columbus

Welcome to Our Healthcare Quality.  The purpose of this website is to provide access to healthcare quality information for the Greater Columbus region. 

The goal of increased transparency is to enable patients to make better informed choices about their care, help healthcare professionals see where they can improve, and allow purchasers to know the value of the care that they are buying.

We invite you to:

  • Use the buttons below to view quality information organized by the source of data

  • Use the "What can I do?" section to help us advance healthcare quality in Greater Columbus.

Information compiled from a physician-led effort to improve healthcare quality in the following areas:

  • Cancer: Percentage of patients with appropriate colorectal screening
  • Blood Pressure: Percentage of hypertensive patients with blood pressure under control
  • Diabetes: Percentage of diabetic patients with blood sugar in control

According to The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, cesarean (C-section) birth is too common in the United States and has increased greatly since it was first measured in the 1960s.

Hospital Safety Scores are assigned to more than 2,500 hospitals across the nation twice annually.  Performance measures produce a single score representing a hospital’s overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors.

Hospital Compare is part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Quality Initiative. The intent is to help improve hospitals’ quality of care by distributing objective, easy to understand data on hospital performance, and quality information from consumer perspectives.

Nursing Home Compare allows consumers to compare information about nursing homes. It contains quality of care information on every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home.

Tools and resources to assist patients and purchasers of healthcare in making high-value healthcare decisions.

Tools and resources to help consumers receive high value healthcare.