Center for Meaningful Measures

Performance measures allow us to understand the degree to which a health care system is delivering high quality clinical care. Using these measures, we can track whether evidence-based guidelines are being followed by clinicians, assess the results of care, strengthen accountability and support performance improvement initiatives.

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Mission | Approach | Team | Projects | Work with Us | News and Publications

Our Approach

Our Projects

Our team is currently working on several performance measurement-related projects, including:

  • Developing measures of the culture of well-being
  • Developing and implementing patient reported outcome measures in the electronic health record
  • Developing a performance measure that captures how well physicians identify stroke in patients that present to the emergency department with symptoms of dizziness

  • Supporting The Leapfrog Group with their performance measurement and public reporting activities, including the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center Survey and Hospital Safety Grade
  • Working with the 20 clinical departments of Johns Hopkins Medicine to identify a set of quality and safety measures that informs their QI efforts and supports leadership accountability efforts

Work with Us

We are always seeking faculty, post-docs and staff to join our efforts. Please reach out if you are interested.

News and Recent Research Publications

Saraswathula A, Merck SJ, Bai G, Weston CM, Skinner EA, Taylor A, Kachalia A, Demski R, Wu AW, Berry SA. The Volume and Cost of Quality Metric Reporting. JAMA. 2023 Jun 6;329(21):1840-1847.

Austin JM, Kachalia A. The State of Health Care Quality Measurement in the Era of COVID-19: The Importance of Doing Better. JAMA. 2020 Jul 28;324(4):333-334.