Health Data and Quality   Quality  


The Center is committed to providing meaningful information to consumers about the quality and performance of hospitals, long-term care facilities and surgical centers.  To assist individuals and employers when choosing a health insurance plan, the Center also reports on the quality and performance of Maryland commercial health benefit plans.

  • The Center publishes the Maryland Health Care Quality Guide, containing both general information and specific quality and outcome measures. The Center currently reports on the quality of hospital efforts in surgical infection prevention and is developing strategies to gather and report the rates of key hospital acquired infections.  
  • The Center publishes the Maryland Guide to Long Term Care Services, providing information on Preparing for Long Term Care, service options that support staying in one’s home, information on alternative living arrangements, and an interactive search function to help find home health, assisted living facilities, nursing homes and hospice. There is also comparative information on performance, quality and nursing home resident and family experience of care measures;
  • The Center collects and publishes information on the quality and performance of the most prominent commercial health benefit plans, including health maintenance organization (HMO) plans, point of service (POS) plans, preferred provider organization (PPO) plans and exclusive provider organization (EPO) plans.  The information is displayed on the Maryland Healthcare Quality Reports consumer website. The site includes detailed information on health benefit plan performance for an extensive list of measures and indicators related to clinical performance, member satisfaction with health care service delivery, behavioral health care information, carrier disparities initiatives, primary care and wellness for children and adults, women’s health, as well as quality improvement initiatives. The information is provided to assist consumers in making informed health choices.

Last Updated: 4/15/2019