Share your ideas on Transparency
How can HHS promote accountability, improve public understanding of what HHS does, help illuminate what’s going on with respect to the nation’s health and well-being, help spark action and innovation to bring Americans inside HHS and our operating divisions? (Examples: web casting, video, data sets we should publish, feedback on the quality of the data, etc.)
Go to hospitals, talk to patients in the oncology and dialysis units, the ICU etc without the press. We solve the worlds troubles every day
Recognize that transparency of data on health issues builds trust; concealment reduces trust. Adopt a zero-based approach to claims that health related safety study results are trade secrets; cut out the over-use of "CBI" in each of the components where today industrial claims predominantly shield health data. Reevaluate the past near-automatic stance that a private submission will receive the owner's desired "secret" status. Inform FDA and other HHS recipients of commercial submissions that reopening past secrecy decisions will build greater public trust for accuracy of the agency decisions made upon that submission. Thoughtful and principled screening of incoming secrecy claims must become a vital part of each component's FOIA policies.