Transparent or opaque?

Baldwin, Gary
January 2008
HealthLeaders Magazine;Jan2008, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p39
The author comments on transparency, one of the most pronounced trends in the healthcare industry. He says hospitals are starting to post quality metrics on their Web sites, so patients can study the details of hospital performance and outcomes on common procedures while some organizations are disclosing the possible cost of such procedures. Also noted is that the cost of new information systems is one area of pricing that remains uncertain. He adds that uncertainty may result in suspicion that electronic medical record (EMR) vendors are unprincipled.


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