Members of the Indiana business community are backing efforts by a Federal agency to improve information about the quality of care offered by health care providers.

In a meeting in Indianapolis with Mike Leavitt, Secretary of Health and Human Services, and Governor Mitch Daniels, state business executives offered support for a proposed national program to improve quality of information and cost-effectiveness of health care providers.

Gov. Daniels also signed an executive order agreeing to collect information on the quality of care provided to the state’s 30,000 employees. The Indiana Health Information Exchange is backed by the HHS as a pilot project to initiate methods of reporting on quality of care.

Information collected will help Indiana employees choose health care providers based on the value of care they deliver, according to HHS.