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Old data is valueless

A part of my presentation to folks in Denver related to the organizational value of clinical outcome transparency in helping the clinical staff to hold themselves accountable to the standard of care that they value for their hospital. (Regular readers of this blog will not be surprised by that message, as I have been making this case for a long time!) One person later suggested that this was being accomplished in Colorado because the state government has had a website for several years with publicly reported data.
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Five Lessons in Transparency from Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove

Health : Health Dollars (2 years ago)

Clinic is the health care industry trailblazer when it comes to publishing its clinical outcomes. As discussed in this earlier story (“How To Report Quality To The Public”), the hospital system annually publishes  Books that detail ... Read Post

Definitive Outcomes Of Radiofrequency Ablation For Barrett's Esophagus Using The HALO Ablation System Reported At The Digestive Disease Week

Health : Medical News Today (5 years ago)

Results from a number of clinical trials were presented during the Digestive Disease Week (DDW) in Chicago this week, revealing new outcomes data related to endoscopic radiofrequency ablation using the HALO ablation system for eradi... Read Post

Look what happens when the facts are presented

Health : Running A Hospital (yesterday)

A reader writes:I thought you would appreciate this overview of a study from the University of Utah on patient decision making when health care costs and outcomes are transparent. The authors studied the decisions made with regards ... Read Post


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