The Need for Transparency in Healthcare System and How Will it Benefit Health Care Providers
We are living in the eon of information, where we can find the answer to any question within a matter of few clicks. With such instantaneous access to information, there has been a rise of feedbacks via comments on social media, ratings and reviews, and other content sharing platforms. Evidently, enterprises are encouraged to share their data out to consumers in order to facilitate transparency and positive awareness of their establishments. Transparency basically is an open communication between an organization and its consumers, employees, and potential customers where there are no hidden agendas or conditions involved. Additionally, data transparency helps in promoting medical tourism and attract potential investors. It aims to build trust that initiates within, then extends out to the public, enabling them to make a knowledgeable decision.
Defining Healthcare Transparency
According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), healthcare transparency entails providing the public with vital information regarding the healthcare system’s quality, productivity, and consumer experience to influence the decision making of patients, providers, payers, etc. It is important for health care providers to ensure data transparency in order to maintain efficiency, reliability, and credibility among patients, employees, and investors.
Importance of Transparency in the Healthcare System
Information is a vital power and by sharing it, healthcare providers can offer personalized, sustainable and up-to-date services. A transparent healthcare system is paramount for patients, employers, health care professionals, and policymakers. In fact, surveys have revealed that transparency help patients make a well-informed decision while opting for treatments, health plans, clinical practices, etc. Additionally, it also encourages trust between the consumers and physicians and the healthcare system. It promotes quality, safety, and efficiency in their operations that allows healthcare centers to effectively achieve clinical benchmarks.
Benefits of Transparency in Healthcare System
Establishing data transparency for your healthcare center is certainly a challenging task. However, implementing a systematic approach can help you bring a positive change in your current working model and make your operations more transparent, efficient and productive.
Dr. Rishab Sharma
Dr. Rishab Sharma MBBS, MD (Internal Medicine) He is associated with Fortis Escorts Hospital, Jaipur. Dr. Rishab has wide experience in managing a variety of diseases, as well as managing critical care units in large government and corporate hospitals.