HospitalAdvisor is an example of a Hong Kong social enterprise using technology for public good. This shows the growing trend in Hong Kong of social innovation and technology. I hope that patients across Hong Kong will support this initiative.
The right to health and access to quality healthcare is a fundamental human right. For this reason, the quality of information relayed to patients to ensure informed decision making and the transparency of hospital outcomes is critically important. It is high time that doctors and hospitals as institutions recognise this. Patients put immense trust in the hospital they choose and hospitals should value this trust. It is difficult for patients to choose a hospital without having comparable data across hospitals. This platform is a first step towards greater transparency and acknowledgment of the patient’s right to full access to information which may impact their decision-making in relation to their body and ultimately, matters which concern their life.
I/The patient was aware of the hospital and all medical costs of my/the patient's hospital care before I/the patient paid for my hospital medical treatment