patient safety commission
“Transparency can be scary in these situations,” said Bethany Walmsley, executive director of the Oregon Patient Safety Commission. “But some providers recognize it’s the right thing to do for all involved. Providers, patients and families all benefit so improvement can happen.
Elisabeth Guenther is a medical doctor, but it took a medical mistake involving her mother for the need for greater patient safety and transparency to become such a fundamental issue for her.
January 27, 2012 -- Oregon ambulatory surgery centers want to be an integral part of any newly formed Coordinated Care Organization. But some question just how transparent the 86 freestanding outpatient centers in the state are when it comes to reporting quality.