'Open Data' and the Health System Measurement Project

Press Release | WSJ Market Wtch | May 15, 2012

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today launched of the Health System Measurement Project, an extensive performance dashboard that provides data on about 50 U.S. health system measures, in an accessible, data-driven interactive experience. The breakthrough site, which is powered by the Socrata Data Experience Cloud, is publicly available at HealthMeasures.aspe.hhs.gov.

The Health System Measurement Project optimizes the delivery of critical U.S. health system indicators to policymakers, providers, and the public, providing contextual, data-driven information to enhance the understanding of changes in the health care system. The groundbreaking performance dashboard organizes over 400 datasets sourced from across the federal government in ten topical areas, including access to care, cost and affordability, prevention and health information technology.