Quality

Harris Health System is committed to providing clear, accurate and honest information about the quality of care we offer to our patients. 

When Harris Health and other healthcare providers refer to quality, it is generally in reference to specific clinical data collected and analyzed over a period of time. Measuring quality data allows us to see where we are providing the best care and helps us identify areas for improvement.

The quality data included here is the most current data available to the public and the next step in an ongoing effort to increase the level of transparency around quality data so that our patients can make informed healthcare decisions.

The following reflects Harris Health's quality measures for the most recent data reporting period: Reporting time period: April 1, 2014-March 31, 2015 (Q2/14-Q1/15)

 Overall Recommended Care**

 Harris Health System

 96.77%

 Houston Region

 96.77%

 National Average

 97.42%

 Texas State Average

 97.59%

Additionally, the following links provide you with access to our process-of-care and patient satisfaction measures:

• Heart attack care

• Heart failure care

• Pneumonia care

• Surgical care improvement

• Overall patient satisfaction score

**Overall Recommended Care: This measure is a weighted average of all of the process-of-care, or core measures, as reported by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The higher score is better.

Data Source:  WhyNotTheBest.org (The Commonwealth Fund), which includes publicly reported performance data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Web site, www.HospitalCompare.hhs.gov. The site provides performance data for nearly every U.S hospital; more than 4,500 institutions report data to Hospital Compare. CMS does not calculate a score for overall recommended care. However, WhyNotTheBest.org creates an overall quality composite that takes into account the 25 Hospital Quality Alliance process of care measures. In all instances, a weighted average is calculated.



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