Page ContentPreventive CarePreventive healthcare consists of measures taken for disease prevention, as opposed to disease treatment. Health, disease and disability are dynamic processes that begin before individuals realize they are affected."The prevention of serious illness through immunizations and early detection and treatment of disease benefits everyone — the individual, who experience little or no disruption to their family life, education, employment and financial circumstances; the employer and family, who don't need to scramble to compensate for absent or incapacitated members, and the community, which benefits from lower healthcare costs, insurance premiums, and societal burdens in caring for those who are ill or disabled."Melanie Mouzoon, MD, FAAP, FABM*The Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information set (HEDIS) is a tool used by most HMO and PPO plans to measure performance on important dimensions of care and service.All HEDIS comparison data is complied from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) annual State of Healthcare Quality Report.NCQA produces The State of Health Care Quality Report every year to focus on key quality issues the United States faces and to drive improvement in the delivery of evidence-based medicine. This report documents performance trends over time, tracks variation in care and recommends quality improvements.