re: Medicare Safety Data Criticized As Flawed
Collecting safety data for ANY healthcare related organization is ultimately supposed to inform decision-making for better patient care based on outcomes. Taking data and posting it ad hoc with metrics or benchmarks that aren't standard; and take a punitive stance are counter-productive to the whole point. There needs to be some reason applied to these moves--some kind of overall public health policy person that can add something to these initiatives. Transparency is great, but unexplained or misleading is only more confusing.
Lisa Henderson, InformationWeek Healthcare, contributing editor