Here's theirs. Sir Brian Jarmin and Dr. Don Berwick today suggested that they would open a new page on the IHI website allowing hospitals that so desired to publicly report their hospital standardized mortality ratio, or HSMR. I have previously posted ours. I think this is a great idea. It would be voluntary, but I think it would also grow in popularity as hospitals get comfortable with more transparency.
Here's my idea. Why don't the insurers in Massachusetts require the hospitals here to report their HSMRs -- in private, with no publicity -- to them, the insurers, as a condition of being in the payers' networks? Why don't they also require the hospitals to submit their most recent Joint Commission survey? In both cases, if the results are out of whack with industry norms, or otherwise indicate quality or safety problems, the insurers could then require remediation plans to remain in good standing.