"Total transparency breeds self-correcting behavior." –Admiral Thad Allen, Coast Guard Commandant

Lessons We Have Learned About Transparency

  • We must have the will to be transparent.
  • Transparency does not just happen but requires intent, planning, and infrastructure.
  • Where there are barriers to transparency, we have to learn why they exist and address them directly.
  • Shared Decision Making teaches us how to be transparent.

Features of Our Commitment to Transparency

  • Posting data about our clinical, safety and patient satisfaction outcomes on the Emory Healthcare website. 
  • Having a disclosure policy in place to ensure prompt disclosure to patients and families of any adverse outcomes or unintended occurrences associated with treatment, and to provide caring and compassionate follow-up assistance when needed.