The MHA Keystone Center, in conjunction with the Great Lakes Partners for Patients Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (GLPP HIIN), will host a webinar April 4 from 2 to 3 p.m. EST on the interactive map recently designed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health. The map is used to identify areas of disparities between subgroups of Medicare beneficiaries (e.g., racial and ethnic groups) in health outcomes, utilization, and spending. It is an excellent starting point to understand and investigate geographic and racial and ethnic differences in health outcomes.
A recent addition to the mapping tool includes a hospital view which allow users to compare quality at the hospital level in their communities by specific measures, such as avoidable hospitalizations and 30-day readmission rates. Additionally, CMS has added cancer metrics to the original "population view" to show health outcome, spending, and utilization rates across cancer types by region. The information may be used to inform hospitals on target populations and geographies for potential interventions.
Registration is free and open to all GLPP HIIN members. Members with questions should contact the MHA Keystone Center.