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Health Care Systems Administration Research Guide: Websites

Selected Websites

♦ American Hospital Directory: Find hospital profiles and state and national statistical information on hospitals.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS):  Statistical information from the CDC on indicators of oral health.
HealthCare.gov: "HealthCare.gov will tell you about how the Health Insurance Marketplace will work, what choices you will have, and how to get ready."
Hospital Compare: From the CMS, this website "has information about the quality of care at over 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals across the country."
Introduction to health care in the U. S.: From Brookings Institute and Khan Academy, "Designed for clinicians as well as the general public, these engaging tutorials provide an overview of the U.S. health care system and payment and delivery reform efforts at the federal, state, and local levels. Created by the Merkin Initiative at The Brookings Institution and presented by Khan Academy, the content covers an introduction to health care costs, Medicare, Medicaid, prescription drug coverage, and more."
Kaiser Family Foundation: "A leader in health policy analysis, health journalism and communication, the Kaiser Family Foundation is dedicated to filling the need for trusted, independent information on the major health issues facing our nation and its people."
MedlinePlus: Trusted health information database, oriented towards patients, made available by the National Library of Medicine.
National Center for Health Statistics: From the CDC, this site offers a wealth of statistical data.
Nursing Home Compare: From the CMS, this website "has detailed information about every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country."
Pam Pohly's Net Guide: "For over 15 years, this health administration website has reliably assisted millions of healthcare professionals and administrators in finding pertinent resources, both on and off the Internet."
Physician Compare: From the CMS, this website "has information about Medicare-enrolled Physicians and Healthcare Professionals."
Occupational Outlook Handbook on Medical and Health Services Managers: From the U.S. Department of Labor, this entry examines the roles of Medical and Health Services Managers and the career outlooks within this field.
O*NET on Medical and Health Services Managers: O*NET OnLine is created for the U.S. Department of Labor, and provides occupational information.
World Health Organization Statistical Reports: Includes the annual report, World Health Statistics, and many more reports.