Good article from Paul Levy, CEO of Beth Israel hospital...He also runs a blog and the link is listed below...the CIO of the hospital has also been listed as one of the top IT managers in the top 100 IT leaders in the country...lots of good things going on at this hospital...BD 

The president of Beth Israel says hospitals should start disclosing infection rates and other clinical info to show the public they're serious about improving quality

There are often misconceptions as people talk about "transparency" in the health-care field. They say the main societal value is to provide information so patients can make decisions about which hospital to visit for a given diagnosis or treatment. As for hospitals, people believe the main strategic value of transparency is to create a competitive advantage vis-à-vis other hospitals in the same city or region. Both these impressions are misguided.

The Transparency Revolution

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