Hospital Compare from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services looks at facilities nationwide. You can compare up to three hospitals side by side or compare a hospital's track record with state and national averages. You also can narrow your search to facilities offering particular surgical procedures.
National NPI Number Registry
By HIPAA law, "Each covered health care provider [must] disclose its NPI, when requested, to any entity that needs the NPI to identify that health care provider in a standard transaction." CMS has a publicly searchable NPI registry, but it is not as quick and easy as this registry.
CalHospitalCompare.org enables you to compare selected hospitals on dozens of measures including infection prevention, intensive care mortality rate and overall patient experience. The site, run by the California HealthCare Foundation, offers the option of searching by hospital name, location or medical condition.
Healthcare Billing Management Association
HBMA is committed to advancing the healthcare billing and management industry through advocacy and by providing education, information and other valuable resources to its members while promoting high ethical and professional standards.
HIMSS Patient Identity Integrity Toolkit
The HIMSS(Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) Patient Identity Integrity Toolkit provides resources detailing the complexities of patient identity management.
The Leapfrog Group
The Leapfrog Group is an employer coalition that promotes hospital safety and quality, annually surveys hospitals on safety, quality and cost measures. Participation is voluntary, so not all hospitals are included.