Transparency Moves: How Well Are Policies of Greater Openness Serving Hospitals – and Patients?
Many patients and policymakers are pushing for greater transparency in a variety of ways, such as publishing and promoting doctor satisfaction scores, hospital pricing/spending lists, in-depth patient experience data and outcome measures. Some hospitals have embraced these initiatives, in part because they hope they will build goodwill and brand loyalty among the public. Others have gone even further and unveiled consumer-oriented price-estimator tools to help patients get a clearer sense of the costs associated with care. Yet some analysts have raised concerns that unfettered disclosure can have its drawbacks. In this session, hear from several providers and experts who can speak to the strengths and weaknesses of transparency moves.
–Liz Salmi, Senior Strategist, Outreach and Communications, OpenNotes / Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
–Emily Kagan Trenchard, Vice President of Digital & Innovation Strategy, Northwell Health