Washington State does it again:
First state to require hospitals to report executive salaries in June 2013. The blog I wrote about that is still read daily. The report is updated annually. Here is the first blog on that topic: http://oconnorreport.com/2013/06/what-hospital-executives-earn/ There were follow up blogs on hospital salaries and accountability. More blogs to come as the data is updated.
Washington Health Alliance: www.wahealthalliance.org created an ‘all-payer’ data base which means the public, providers and employers now have transparency and information about quality and affordable care in Washington State. The bill creating this database had broad bi-partisan support and support of businesses, health-care providers and patient organizations. Other reports include: Disparities in Health; Choosing Wisely; Hospital Sticker Shock, Medical Group Survey Results, among others. Contact the Alliance for greater detail on their new study.
Foundation for Health Care Quality (www.qualityhealth.org) built a culture of trust and began working collaboratively with physicians so they could improve their skills, reduce practice variations and develop accurate clinical information to improve quality and patient outcomes. Since 1988 they have expanded their programs from clinical to patient safety and now a Patient and Family Advisory Council. See their website for the range of programs.