Greater Boston

Quality Field Notes features key lessons learned by regional Alliances of clinicians, patients, and payers in Aligning Forces for Quality communities as they work to transform local health care and provide models for national reform. The latest topic in this series focuses on patient experience. Patient experience surveys, particularly those that use validated questions such as the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and...


Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) is the visionary effort of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to pilot real change in today's complicated health care system. For the past six years, AF4Q has brought together 16 geographically, demographically, and economically diverse communities across the United States behind a common purpose—to create sustainable models for health care transformation. Our ideas and initiatives have led to improvements in how health care is delivered, reductions in racial and ethnic disparities, and increased...

Looking for a new doctor? If you live in Massachusetts, it’s easier than ever with HealthcareCompassMA.org. The new consumer-friendly website makes it simple for patients and their families to compare and select a primary care doctor’s office based on quality and patient experience survey ratings. By empowering health care consumers with transparent information about providers, patients are better able to make important decisions about their own care.

The Aligning Forces for Quality initiative in Greater Boston is operated by Massachusetts Health Quality Partners (MHQP) and is governed by a Leadership Team including over 35 Greater Boston-area organizations and stakeholder representatives. MHQP is a nonprofit, broad-based coalition that has been collecting and reporting on health care quality information for providers and the public since 1995. 

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Greater Boston
Massachusetts Health Quality Partners
42 Pleasant Street
Suite 3
Watertown, MA 02472
 
 
Leslie Kirle
Massachusetts Health Quality Partners
Project Director
 
Barbara Lambiaso
Massachusetts Health Quality Partners
Senior Project Manager, Communications