A Transparent Report Card
Texas Health Resources is
committed to transparent public reporting of third-party quality
and safety data. This report fulfills that promise by making
available the many clinical outcome reports linked at left. We're
willing to be transparent and accountable — and willing to make
improvements based on the data.
Why Are We Doing This?
It's the right thing to do — a demonstration of
accountability to the communities we are privileged to
We're raising the bar for Texas Health, for health care
providers throughout our region and across the nation.
Questions or Feedback?
Please Tell Us Your Thoughts
Texas Health is committed to this
initiative for three specific reasons:
We like what hospital
reporting will do for consumers. As a not-for-profit
health care system and a community resource, we believe that
consumers should know how we are performing. We want patients
and families to have better information about the quality and
safety of health care in North Texas. We believe that
transparency drives continuous performance improvement through
accountability. It's the right thing to do.
We like what open
reporting will do for us. We have learned that public
reporting will help us better document our care, obtain more
valid data and drive performance improvement.
We like what open
reporting does for hospital care in general. We hope
that our Quality and Safety Report will contribute to a better
understanding of how to assess, report and improve hospital
quality and safety. We welcome the chance to collaborate on
better methods for making hospital quality and safety data
The Quality and Safety Report is
based on a variety of indicators and supporting metrics,
primarily clinical data. This data will be the most current
available and updated regularly.
If we offer a medical procedure or
treatment, we will try to find a third-party indicator that is
appropriate to report in the Quality and Safety Report.
All the indicators we use will
be owned by an accredited third-party organization. They will
not be proprietary to Texas Health Resources and will be
We will include both the
positive and negative metrics - we will not censor those we do
not like. We do not decide what to make public based on how it
makes us look. We will give equal prominence to both favorable
and non-favorable results.
Although there are many other
hospital performance reports available, and we encourage people
to look at a variety of information sources, Texas Health
strongly believes in the use of nationally endorsed consensus
indicators as the core of quality and patient safety reporting.
These indicators have been developed by national specialty
organizations based on the best current medical evidence, have
gone through a rigorous consensus process, and have transparent
and easily understandable indicator specifications.