Quality Information Sources
Quality Information Sources
Swedish has earned several awards from national and regional organizations that gather data and rank the quality and safety of health care. At Swedish, we are constantly striving to deliver the highest quality care to those we serve. We value transparency of our data, and we actively participate in both local and national quality projects. Our commitment is to continuous improvement.
Below are several websites you can visit to see how Swedish performance compares locally and nationally on performance measures. These websites each use different methodologies and different timeframes, and consequently may reflect different results for what appear to be similar measures.
The Joint Commission Quality Check
The Joint Commission reports hospital accreditation status, special quality awards and performance on National Patient Safety Goals and National Quality Improvement Goals on this website. Go to the website.
WSHA Hospital Transparency
The Washington State Hospital Association quality website features data from Hospital Compare. For the WSHA quality website, visit www.wahospitalquality.org.
Pricing information for inpatient procedures (procedures that require an overnight stay at the hospital) is also available. At this time, data is not available for procedures done on an outpatient basis. This data has been extracted from a publicly available billing database, CHARS. For the WSHA pricing website, visit www.wahospitalpricing.org.
The Washington State Hospital Association features data from Hospital Compare, as well as pricing information that has been extracted from a publicly available billing database, CHARS. Go to the website.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services maintain this website, which allows consumers to select among a variety of clinical indicators and compare performance across hospitals. Go to the website.
HealthGrades has one of the most widely-used websites for finding hospital performance data. Healthgrades uses publicly available Medicare data to produce reports on hospital mortality and complications for a variety of patient conditions. Swedish has been recognized by HealthGrades as a 2007 Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence. Go to the website.
The Leapfrog Group is a consortium of corporations and agencies who are interested, as purchasers of healthcare, in using their purchasing power to accelerate the improvement of quality and safety in hospitals. Boeing is a Leapfrog member that has tied one of their health plans to performance on Leapfrog safety indicators. Go to the website.
Clinical Outcomes Assessment Program (COAP)
Coap is a Washington state-based program that has created a model of collaboration for cardiac programs across the state to participate in data-driven quality improvement for cardiac patients. Their website features hospital-specific data related process and outcome data coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures performed in Washington state. Go to the website.
Surgical Clinical Outcomes Assessment Program (SCOAP)
SCOAP is a voluntary, physician-led of Washington state surgical programs working together to promote data-driven improvement in process and outcome measures for surgical patients. The data reporting arm of their program is primarily focused on colon and bariatric procedures at this time. Their website features a variety of resources, including hospital-specific data related process and outcome data related to these procedures. Go to the website.