Transparency is based on a shared commitment to improve the health care of all patients in Oregon. It means being accountable for our actions, not just our good intentions. Oregon hospitals work everyday to improve quality outcomes, to not only meet, but also exceed targeted results.
In May 2015, OAHHS launched OregonHospitalGuide.org, a website that displays hospital data on a user-friendly platform. The site is specifically designed to make complex information understandable and accessible to all Oregonians. This website will grow over time.
In Spring 2015, OAHHS launched its price transparency initiative. The initiative has three key elements, all of which focus on giving consumers pricing details in advance of a visit to a hospital for a procedure:
To read more about price transparency, click here.
Oregon's community hospitals are committed to providing patients who are payinig for their own care with good-faith cost estimates for scheduled procedures. OAHHS has developed a set of recommended standards for hospitals when providing these estimates for self-pay and out-of-network patients.
The Oregon Office of Health System Research & Data releases an annual report on Oregon hospital community benefit data. To access the latest report, click here.
To read about OAHHS's Community Benefit Policy Package, launched in Spring 2015, click here.
The Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey is a national, publicly reported survey of patients’ perspectives of hospital care. HCAHPS (pronounced “H-caps”), measures patients’ perceptions of their hospital experience. Patient satisfaction at Oregon hospitals can be found by clicking here and choosing the “Patient Experience” measure. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services features Hospital Compare, a website where you can search for hospitals by location and compare them on patient experience, including communication with nurses and physicians, timely help, pain management, cleanliness, and others.