A doctor who will be speaking at the Renaissance Weekend in Jackson this week says transparency at hospitals can lead to better healthcare for patients. Dr. Marty Makary, a surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital and author of Unaccountable, a book about hospital transparency, says the lack of transparency at many hospitals stems from both data and historical attitudes.
Figuring out cost effective ways to upgrade rural health care is the goal of all hospitals and medical providers in the state. But it’s especially tough for the smallest rural facilities. The numbers of doctors are small which can lead to mistakes and specialists are at a premium. But thanks to electronic records and other forms of telemedicine… things are starting to improve. Wyoming Public Radio’s Bob Beck reports.