Quality Resources

Hospital Compare
Allows consumers to compare hospitals based on quality, patient satisfaction, and Medicare payment and volume. Site administered by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
 
Provides comparison information on hospital quality measures, services, type of accreditation, and specialty awards received.
 
Press Ganey is a national vendor that allows our patients to report their experience with us and also provides us the ability to determine how we compare nationally.
 
The other type of survey that is sent out to our inpatients is a survey that was developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS).
 
An independent not-for profit-organization, IHI focuses on motivating and building the will for change and ensuring the broadest possible adoption of best practices and effective innovations.
 
National Quality Forum (NQF)
The National Quality Forum is a nonprofit organization that operates to improve the quality of American healthcare.
 
Offers quality and patient safety information voluntarily sent by hospitals.
 
Alaska Health Planning and Systems Development
Health Planning and Systems Development runs programs that strengthen health care access with a focus on rural areas and underserved populations.
 
American Medical Association (AMA)
Provides information on board-certified physicians who have been trained in specialized areas of medicine.
 
ASMA is a nonprofit organization that advocates on behalf of physicians and for the health and well-being of all Alaskans.
 
Licenses, investigates and disciplines medical doctors. Offers information about physician credentials, disciplinary action received and malpractice judgments.
 
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Supports research to improve health care quality. Their website contains patient education on many health care topics.
 
Advocates for health coverage that promotes the optimal health status for all Alaskans.
 
For more information
For more information about Providence Health & Services Alaska quality measures, please visit the Hospital Compare website. To find general health information, visit our online health library or read our Healthy Alaska journal of wellness and good health care.