The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is using the data - called intelligent monitoring - to inform its new inspection regime of all NHS trusts by December 2015.
Following these detailed inspections, trusts will be given Ofsted-style school ratings on care of "outstanding", "good", "requires improvement" and "inadequate".
– Professor Sir Mike Richards, the CQC's chief inspector of hospitals
As a doctor, I liken intelligent monitoring to a screening test; our inspection combined with intelligent monitoring provides the diagnosis, following which we make a judgment, which will in turn lead to action.
Our intelligent monitoring helps to give us a good picture of risk within trusts, showing us where we need to focus our inspections.
We aim to publish the results at regular intervals. They will provide the basis for constant contact with NHS hospitals and other NHS organisations, and may lead to inspections in response to particular issues.