Monday, May 14, 2007

BLOGSCAN - Is it "High Risk" for a Hospital CEO to Blog?

Paul Levy, who blogs on Running a Hospital, is a highly unusual blogger. He is the only CEO of a major hospital and/or academic medical center to be writing his own blog, as far as I know. And as a blogger, he is interesting and very open. On Health Care Renewal, we advocate transparent, accountable, representative, and ethical governance of health care organizations. Mr Levy has done a lot to show how more transparency can be achieved. In this post, he takes on a comment writer who worries that a hospital CEO writing a blog is "high risk." It is noteworthy that comment writer felt he had to conceal his own name. Hat's off to more transparency in hospital leadership.

3 comments:

Paul Levy said...

Thanks, Roy.

Lu said...

Thats right. When it comes to health issue the more comments and opinions the better. Its fantastic that a doctor, and a CEO at that, is doing something to contribute to freedom of speech.

Thanks Paul and of course Roy.

Lu Junyong
http://www.articlesjoy.com/health/

Anonymous said...

I think it's great that he's taking a bold move to do this. Good for him. I wish others in power would.

Thanks Mr. Levy