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The Annual Report on Equity in Health Care Quality (AREHQ) monitors key quality measures by race, ethnicity, and language. It was developed in response to The IOM Report Crossing the Quality Chasm, which identifies equity – the principle that quality of care should not vary by race, ethnicity, or gender, among other characteristics – as one of six pillars of quality. In addition to monitoring for disparities in quality of care, the AREHQ identifies specific areas for quality improvement and reports on the progress of initiatives addressing disparities at Mass General.

The first of its kind in the nation, this report established Mass General as a national leader in monitoring and addressing disparities and promoting high quality care for all patients, regardless of race, ethnicity, culture, and language. This work was integral to Mass General being awarded the American Hospital Association’s inaugural Equity of Care Award in 2014.

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Listen to the WIHI Broadcast: Lowering Readmissions, Reducing Disparities with Aswita Tan-McGrory, MBA, MSPH and Andrea Tull, PhD.

Data Collection & Dashboarding Infograph

Read our infographic about data collection and dashboards.

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Review the flowchart with recommendations on how to begin the data collection process at your organization.


Many of our Disparities Leadership Program participants have had success in creating disparities dashboards in their organizations, including those below.

Learn more about the Disparities Leadership Program here.

  • Alameda County Medical Center, Oakland, CA (Annette Johnson and Benita McLarin)

  • AnMed Health, Anderson, SC (Juana Slade and Suzanne Wilson)

  • Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO (Brenda Battle and Kelly Simunovich)

  • Erlanger Health System, Chattanooga, TN (Elizabeth Appling)

  • Harbor Health Services, Dorchester, MA (Daniel Driscoll)

  • Mount Carmel Health System, Columbus, OH (Jacqueline Hilton, Richard Streck, Katrina Farmer, and Aprile Burt-Harp)

  • University of California, Davis Health System, Sacramento, CA (Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, Marbella Sala, and Angela Gandolfo)

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