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First Do No Harm: Best Practices for Patient Safety
Journalist David Bornstein explores medical errors, and the most promising solutions to this urgent problem, in two articles for the New York Times Fixes blog. The first article
discusses how networks of hospitals are working together to share best practices and learn from each other the most successful strategies to improve patient safety. The second one
presents concrete solutions adopted by certain hospitals to reduce harm to patients, from new screening procedures to reduce blood clots and sepsis, to creating "a culture of learning, transparency and improvement" in medical organizations.
Access Our Webinar on Transparency
On September 30th, 2015 we held a webinar titled "Information as a Tool for Regulation, How Can Transparency Work for You" for the Open Government Partnership. We would like to thank all the participants for their questions and the World Bank Group Open Learning Campus for organizing the webinar. We also thank Dr. Ben Worthy
of Birbeck College, University of London, for acting as a thoughtful discussant. In case you missed it, you can see and hear our presentation here
Webinar on Information as a Tool for Regulation
Join us for an upcoming Open Government Partnership webinar titled "Information as a Tool for Regulation, How Can Transparency Work for You." Elena Fagotto, Research Director of the Transparency Policy Project, will discuss what are the common obstacles to effective transparency systems and how insights from behavioral economics can help design simple and actionable transparency. When: Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 from 10-11am EST. Register here
Too Much Information, Making Transparency Good for You
In our recent Boston Review essay we assess the latest developments in transparency systems in the US. From menu labeling to credit card transparency, we discuss how certain features, like providing information in meaningful formats, and giving consumers choice among options can increase the impact of transparency. Building on the current debate on transparency, we conclude that transparency is less simple that it appears, and that behind an aura of openness, powerful interests continue to lobby intensely against disclosure. Read the essay here