Health Care Transparency

Transparency is the new buzz word in health care quality. In progressing towards our goal of being The Best Place for Patients to Receive Care we need to do the right thing to to the right person at the right time. Patients have access to this data more now than ever before.

Barb Stockton recently passed along an example of a consumer site. Compared to others I have seen it is quite comprehensive. You can view it by clicking here.

KSB looks great! We’re doing many, many things very well. As with any quality measure there is always room for improvement.

After you plug in Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital and click through the extensive information available, come back here and tell me one or two things you think we should focus on. Use the comment link at the end of this story.

I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

  • Nick Ponsones
    Posted at 16:52h, 19 August Reply

    The first time I came across the term transparency was during a class discussion of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, where it was used to desribe a corporation's manner of disclosure to its stockholders. Taken in this context, the term fits well in healthcare, as far as how we present our services to the patients.

  • David Schreiner
    Posted at 02:51h, 20 August Reply

    Thanks for your response Nick, and thank you for reading The Pulse!


  • Anonymous
    Posted at 12:59h, 24 August Reply

    The map is outdated and misleading. It shows Crawford Ave crossing 1st, but not crossing 2nd. Can an updated accurate map be posted? Perhaps one that shows the way to the main entrance of the hospital?
    Anne Hilliard

  • David Schreiner
    Posted at 13:34h, 24 August Reply


    Thanks for bringing that to my attention. I reported a problem to Google Maps–the provider of the map data you're referring to. We hope to see the correction made soon.


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