I recently stumbled upon this pretty neat visualization of statistics on heart failure and pneumonia procedures at different hospitals around the US.
You can look at the data on a state by state basis and sort by mortality rate, cost, or reimbursement amount. Particularly interesting to find out how your local hospital compares to the rest of the state and also the national average.
While it’s a bummer this data is limited to only two conditions (I’d love to see this data for hip surgeries), it’s a good example of how simple visualization of data can be really powerful in the world of healthcare. Healthcare really needs more data portability and better tools to access, organize, and visualize the data that’s already out there.