Health Care transparency advances in Wisconsin with new hospital quality rating system

Special to The Freeman

Dec. 10, 2014

MADISON The Wisconsin Hospital Association recently released its latest version of CheckPoint, a web-based resource that provides hospital-specific quality and safety data related to the care that patients receive while in the hospital.

Wisconsin hospitals are among the first in the country to voluntarily publicly report information related to the quality, safety and cost of care in their organizations.

New to CheckPoint is a three-star quality rating system. The new system enables consumers to more quickly and easily interpret information related to hospital quality. Star ratings are displayed for conditions and procedures related to hip and knee surgery, heart conditions, pneumonia, surgery, patient satisfaction and 10 other dimensions of care.

Today, 127 acute care Wisconsin hospitals and some specialty hospitals are publicly reporting data on more than 90 measures to the CheckPoint program.

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