Transparency and Openness Framework for Communication and Publication of Results

Vitalité Health Network is making more and more information available to people in the province of New Brunswick. People, interest groups, and community partners also have increasing opportunities to take part in the Network's discussions about the planning and prioritization of health care services.

As a francophone health care leader, the Network has an important role in the delivery of high quality health care services that meet the needs of the population and is committed to showing a greater level of transparency and openness to boost confidence in its decisions. This Transparency and Openness Framework for Communication and Publication of Results (called “the framework”) supports this commitment. It sets sets concrete measures taken to improve access to timely, relevant and useful information for people.

"Transparency" is used in the figurative sense to qualify a social practice guided by sincerity and full access to information in areas that relate to public opinion. It is also a desire to be accountable for an activity and acknowledge one's mistakes. The primary focus of transparency is to establish a trusting relationship. It is the opposite of opacity.

Every year the Network will draw up a list of measures that will be taken to improve transparency and openness in terms of communication and publication of its results. The Network will report on its accomplishments in this regard on a yearly basis.

Transparency and Openness Framework

This framework identifies the concrete measures that the Network plans on taking to improve access to timely, relevant and useful information for people regarding the planning and delivery of health care services, as well as results obtained. The Network is planning on implementing these measures while respecting considerations related to the protection of privacy and the personal health information of its patients.

Planning and reporting

The Network is committed to showing transparency and openness as stated in this framework. In the next few years we will continue to make even more information available and easily accessible.

The Network will regularly report on its progress as part of this framework regarding key initiatives in terms of communication and publication of results.

Information and results already available

Through its website the Network is already providing a significant amount of information to the public on a wide range of topics:

2016-2017 road map

2017-2018 road map

2018-2019 road map

  • Results of community health services needs assessments completed in 2018-2019
  • Health Care Advisory Committee Minutes
  • Two additional performance indicators, to be determined

2019-2020 road map

  • Results of community health services needs assessments completed in 2019-2020
  • Two additional performance indicators, to be determined
  • Results of out patient satisfaction surveys

Approved by the Board of Directors – March 1, 2016.  Road maps for 2018-2019 and 2019-2019 approved October 16, 2018.