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HHS aims to help public gauge how healthcare is doing

May 16, 2012, 9:34 am by Healthcare IT News

The Department of Health and Human Services  has made available an online tool that makes it easy for the public to monitor and measure how the nation’s healthcare system is performing. The Health System Measurement Project enables policymakers, providers and the public to develop consistent data-driven charts and views of changes in important health system indicators. read more


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