2014 Blue StarSM Hospital Report

At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL), we are committed to helping members make informed health care choices and decisions. One resource that provides members with hospital performance information is the annual Blue Star Hospital Report. Members can use this information as an additional resource to help them choose the hospital that best meets their needs.

Measuring Performance in Illinois

The Blue Star Hospital Report — based on the annual BCBSIL Hospital Profile — summarizes the results of quality and safety performance measures for 100 Illinois hospitals.

Hospital profiles are based on data collected from multiple sources, including: BCBSIL claims, information provided by the hospitals, and information made public by the state and federal governments. BCBSIL uses the most current data available at the time the Profile is prepared.

In 2014, six Blue Stars are being reported: Structure, Process, Outcomes, Patient Experience, Efficiency and Informed Decision-Making.

2014 Blue Star Hospital Report .