Helping Healthcare Facts Reach the Public

How healthy is it to share health information? Ask the innovative team at The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the Department of Health and Human Services. To increase public awareness on a number of health indicators, they have created an open data portal called the Health System Measurement Project that tracks government data on key U.S. health system indicators, such as estimated numbers of young adults with health insurance coverage, percentage of employers offering health insurance by firm size, and other fascinating data.

“Ensuring all Americans have access to these data is an important way to make our health care system more open and transparent.” 
Kathleen Sebelius, Health and Human Services Secretary, More… 

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HHS launches new web-based tool to track performance of nation’s health care system
by HHS News Release, HHS, May 15, 2012

HHS launches Health System Measurement Project
by News Medical, May 17, 2012

HHS’ Measurement Project presents comprehensive data on U.S. healthcare system
by Ken Terry, FierceHealthIT, May 16, 2012