Encouraging, creating and improving transparency in health care is a priority for us here at HealthInsight. So much so that transparency is a major part of our Ends policies that guide and direct the work we do here. Transparency in health care means having the right information available to the right people when they need it.
As part of the work to create a transparent health care system, we have created and worked to continually improve our UtahHealthScape website. Late last year, the website underwent a major renovation, which included reworking the look and feel of the site, improving mobile optimization and adding new data to better serve patients, providers, health care facilities and the community in general.
UtahHealthScape is continually being updated to better serve our community. Data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Nursing Home Compare, Home Health Compare and Hospital Compare has been updated and added to UtahHealthScape. We have also added locally sourced information about HealthInsight Quality Awards, Community Health Information Exchange (cHIE) participation and nursing home participation in a community coalition to reduce potential adverse drug events for new patients.
We encourage facilities listed on our website to review their data and rankings, and use that information to help improve their quality of care. We encourage patients and family members to use our site to find the quality and cost information you need to make informed decision about where you get your care.
Transparency in health care is still in its infancy, with many new and exciting developments still on the horizon. HealthInsight hopes to stay at the forefront of the transparency movement, and keep the information you need up to date and ready to use.
We want your feedback on UtahHealthScape.org. If you are a provider or facility listed on our site let us know if any of the data presented is incorrect or needs updating.
Transparency efforts are happening in all four HealthInsight states as we strive to create a more open and transparent health care system. If you have comments, questions or concerns about transparency in our region please contact us.