IHA’s California Healthcare Cost & Quality Atlas measures healthcare performance across the state. The publicly available tool looks at clinical quality, hospital utilization, and cost of care metrics by geography for 16 million Californians.
Cancer screenings; diabetes and cardiovascular care; asthma medications; bronchitis care; and safe opioid use.
Emergency department visits; readmissions; inpatient utilization; and the frequency of selected procedures.
The average annual cost per member, including cost by major service category and member cost-sharing.
The Atlas gives us a snapshot of where healthcare is performing well and where it’s not. And this visibility can lead to improved care and reduced disparities for Californians.
The Atlas includes performance information for:
Atlas shows us that discrepancies in care persist across different regions of the state, while costs often continue to rise (although by less than national benchmarks).
To help address these and other challenges, the Atlas points to certain key paths for improvement:
The Atlas makes healthcare improvement possible. Purchasers, providers, health plans, policymakers, regulators, and even consumers use insights from the Atlas to move care forward.
Data from the Atlas helps researchers answer questions about healthcare performance. For example, University of California, Berkeley researchers used the Atlas to assess the potential impact of a public option health plan on increasing competition and lowering health insurance premiums.
Visit the Atlas website to see how healthcare is performing across different regions in California.