The Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals: National Benchmarks is an annual, quantitative study dedicated to measuring performance across the industry, that identifies the best hospitals in USA, overall, as measured on the 100 Top Hospitals Balanced Scorecard.
The Gallup Daily tracking analysis, Health Insurance Coverage Varies Widely by Age and Income, underlines the wide degree of variability in 2009 in health insurance coverage across U.S. population segments, based on age and income. Health insurance coverage is one of the most important Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) used to track the health of the national healthcare system (smartkpis.com, 2010).
The Health Foundation, the independent charity working to achieve high quality healthcare for people in the UK, has celebrated this year the conclusion of one of their main research programs: Quest for Quality and Improved Performance (QQUIP).
Improving children’s quality of life in developing countries is today a priority of thousands of not-for-profit organizations. It is a difficult journey, influenced by many macro and microeconomic, political, social, cultural, and religious factors. Many such efforts are structured in programs and projects.
Monitoring their implementation as well as their impact is a requirement not only for tracking if they make a difference but also for attracting new funding and other resources for future programs. Overall, many non-profit programs employ robust performance management systems to support the achievement of their purpose. Designing and using such systems is not as straightforward as it may seem.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has issued the seventh annual report on the state of health care quality nationally, the National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) and the National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR).