Transparency

Dr. David Blumenthal, head of the U.S. Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology recently committed to making the process for developing eHealth policy in the US more open and transparent:

http://www.modernhealthcare.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20091229/REG/312299985/1134

According to Dr. Blumenthal, “Beginning January 1, we’ll implement a new policy that will open up workgroup meetings to the public unless a closed meeting is clearly in the public interest“.  Do we need a similar policy in Canada?  Are there discussions going on behind closed doors that people are interested in hearing?

Mike

One response to “Transparency

  1. I sure would appreciate a little more transparency from all parties involved. It is already hard enough to get local, regional/provincial and federal groups to work together in any kind of meaningful way. Imagine what could be done if everyone involved could actually 100% of their share plans and priorities with each other….we could actually get some kind of coordination.

    I have been involved long enough in this field to realize that this concept is a little naive, as politics and PR always seems to trumps results. One can always wish though.

    Mark

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