Topic archives: MyHospitals

A welcome development: public disclosure of infection control performance of hospitals

A welcome development: public disclosure of infection control performance of hospitals

March 20, 2012 2

The recent release of data about how well hospitals perform when it comes to ensuring staff wash their hands drew widespread media coverage. In the article below, Professor Lyn Gilbert, an infectious diseases physician and clinical microbiologist with a strong interest in preventing healthcare-associated infections, provides some of the wider historical context. *** Making sense of […]

How will MyHospitals be evaluated? We don’t know yet…

December 17, 2010

Croakey has been running a series of articles on the new MyHospitals website, looking at how it should be evaluated, and how it might evolve in response to feedback. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has responded to Croakey’s questions on these matters below. It’s interesting that the details of the evaluation are still […]

What do we really want from OurHospitals?

December 17, 2010 2

Croakey has been wondering what the trend towards MyWebsites – like MyHospitals, MySchool, MySuper etc – says about where Australia is heading. Is there more to us than me, myself and mine? Would we feel differently about the health system if we now had a website called OurHospitals? Meanwhile, health economist Professor Gavin Mooney says […]

What can MyHospitals learn from the US experience?

December 16, 2010 1

Continuing the thread of the previous post about the new MyHospitals website, Croakey’s Washington correspondent, Dr Lesley Russell, suggests that we should be learning from similar initiatives in the US. Lesley Russell writes: It’s fascinating to watch the AMA fighting against improvements to patient health and safety at every turn, including the initial attempts at […]

What should we make of the MyHospitals website?

December 16, 2010 5

In health policy, it is rare to find an initiative that is universally blessed. This is partly because health policy is frequently about finding the “least worst option”, there being few measures that don’t have some downside. It also reflects the “strife of interests” that so often drown out reasonable intentions. So it’s not surprising […]

Thanks for all the MyHospitals suggestions but is anyone listening?

July 26, 2010 1

Members of the Crikey Health and Medical Panel (CHAMP) recently made dozens of wide-ranging suggestions for what should be included in the forthcoming MyHospitals website. The post drew this comment from health policy analyst Margo Saunders: “I continue to be incredibly impressed by the thoughtfulness and soundness of so many of the ideas offered by […]

What should the new MyHospitals website tell us?

July 23, 2010 5

From next month, Australians will be able to search a MyHospitals website to find out information about public hospitals, according to recent statements from Health Minister Nicola Roxon and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Roxon says we will learn how any hospital performed compared to national average waiting times for elective surgery and […]