About Us

The Peterson Center on Healthcare and the Kaiser Family Foundation are partnering to monitor how well the U.S. healthcare system is performing in terms of quality and cost. The Peterson-Kaiser Health System Tracker provides clear, up-to-date information on trends, drivers and issues that impact the performance of the system. It also illustrates how the U.S. is performing relative to other countries and how different parts of the system are performing relative to one another.

It is our goal that the Tracker will put a spotlight on performance and spark discussion about how the health system can be improved. Visitors to the site, whether they are healthcare providers, employers, payers, consumer advocates or policy makers, will find data analyses that will provide insight as to what is driving the performance of one of the most vital sectors in the U.S. economy.

Our work places a heavy emphasis on data and evidence, addressing key questions through collections of charts, as well as a blog to provide context and synthesize the latest research and developments. We also provide regular insight briefs for a more in-depth look at topical questions.

Peterson Center on Healthcare

The Peterson Center on Healthcare is a non-profit organization headquartered in New York dedicated to making the vision of higher quality, more affordable healthcare a reality for all Americans. We find pockets of excellence in the U.S. healthcare system, spread what works to improve quality and lower cost and catalyze adoption of those high impact solutions nationwide.

The Peterson Center on Healthcare was established by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation to accelerate the vital transformation of the U.S. healthcare system. To realize a brighter healthcare future, we collaborate with innovative providers, employers, states and local communities to accelerate meaningful healthcare improvement for all.

Kaiser Family Foundation

A leader in health policy analysis and health journalism, the Kaiser Family Foundation is dedicated to filling the need for trusted information on national health issues. Kaiser is a non-profit organization focusing on national health issues, as well as the U.S. role in global health policy. Unlike grant-making foundations, Kaiser develops and runs its own policy analysis, journalism and communications programs, sometimes in partnership with major news organizations.

We serve as a non-partisan source of facts, analysis and journalism for policymakers, the media, the health policy community and the public. Our product is information, always provided free of charge — from the most sophisticated policy research, to basic facts and numbers, to in depth health policy news coverage provided by our news service, Kaiser Health News, to information young people can use to improve their health or the general public can use to understand the health reform law. The modern day KFF was established in the early 1990s with its current mission and operating style. It is not associated with Kaiser Permanente.

Editorial Policy

The Peterson-Kaiser Health System Tracker is a collaboration between the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Peterson Center on Healthcare, which provides the funding for the project. The Tracker includes content and information from a variety of sources. The authors and/or organizations which are credited as sources on this website have sole responsibility for their respective contributions of content, including the accuracy of the information presented. The views expressed on this website do not necessarily reflect those of the Kaiser Family Foundation or the Peterson Center on Healthcare, and the Tracker’s content is not intended to endorse or advocate for any specific public policy. The Peterson Center on Healthcare and the Kaiser Family Foundation are both non-partisan, not-for-profit organizations.