Several trends in the health-care arena appear likely to accelerate the relevance of public reporting. One is the increasing availability of data from which to derive the reports. The inadequate availability of valid, reliable data has been one of the major factors limiting the relevance of health-care quality data. Until recently, the quality data reported by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services relied on chart abstraction, which was too time consuming and costly to be sustainable. Claims data are cheaper to obtain, but most process measures cannot be calculated using claims data, and only a few outcomes (albeit important ones, such as mortality and readmission) can be obtained from claims data. However, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is rapidly adapting to gain the ability to obtain quality data from electronic health records.1 With the use of automated queries, such data yield the promise of providing more detailed data at low cost.