Quality Transparency Dashboard

New! HQI is now publishing a Quality Transparency Dashboards Report that compares hospitals’ quality performance to state and national benchmarks. Read more below or see our step-by-step download instructions.

HQI’s Quality Transparency Dashboard (QTD) leverages publicly available data on more than 90 quality measures to create hospital-specific dashboards highlighting performance on eight key metrics. Data are further contextualized with consumer-level explanations of each measure, as well as (optional) hospital-provided comments about its own initiatives and performance. The dashboards have no judgment, rankings, stars, or grades.

HQI encourages hospitals to post this dashboard on their public-facing websites to increase transparency and drive quality improvement. As of 2022, 290 (81.2%) of 357 acute care hospitals had posted the dashboard or equivalent information on their websites.

Questions? Visit the FAQs or contact HQIAnalytics@HQInstitute.org.

More Details

The new Quality Transparency Dashboards Report allows hospitals to compare their quality performance to state and national benchmarks across all Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) publicly reported Hospital Care Compare measures.

This report provides both current and historical CMS data for more quality measures and reports in a timelier manner and is available to download via the Hospital Quality Improvement Platform (HQIP). View step-by-step instructions.

The QTD report pulls from diverse claims-based, chart-abstracted, electronic health record (EHR)-based, survey-based, and surveillance-based measures. The report data are updated when the measures are refreshed by CMS according to the update frequency schedule (typically quarterly in January, April, July, and October). Hospitals can also export spreadsheets of their historical CMS data, along with state and national benchmarks for the measures.

Measure SetsMeasures
Timely & Effective CareFollow-up Care and Outcomes
Emergency Department Care
Healthcare Personnel Vaccination
Safe Opioid Use
Treatment Processes and Practices
Use of Medical Imaging
Maternal HealthElective Delivery
Breast Milk Feeding
Complications & DeathsMortality Rates
Complications Rates
Serious Complications
Healthcare-Associated Infections
Unplanned Hospital VisitsRates of Readmission
Outpatient Hospital Visits
Hospital Return Days
Survey of Patient Experience (HCAHPS)Composite Measures
Individual Questions
Linear Scores
Star Ratings
Psychiatric Unit Services Preventive Care and Screening
Substance Use Treatment
Patient Safety Follow-up Care

Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings

HQI will continue to support member hospitals in providing increased quality transparency and subsequent quality improvement by encouraging them to publish the Model Quality Dashboard or other measures from the QTD to their public-facing websites.

Want to update the measures presented in your Model Quality Dashboard using the information presented in the new HQIP report? Follow these instructions.

For more information, hospitals may contact HQI at HQIAnalytics@HQInstitute.org.