Health System Measurement Project

The Health System Measurement Project brings together trend data on a limited set of key health system measures from multiple trusted 'open' data sources to provide a picture of the status of the U.S. health system.

The Project focuses on ten critical dimensions of our health care system covering the availability, quality, and cost of care, the overall health of Americans, and the dynamism of the system. The Project examines the evolution of these aspects of our system over time. It also assesses the status of these dimensions of the system with respect to subgroups of the population, with a particular emphasis on vulnerable populations.

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) developed the Health System Measurement Project to ensure a robust monitoring system through which people inside and outside government can assess how the system is doing and identify areas that need improvement.