Health Data Analytics

The Health Data Analytics community highlights the latest news, data and innovative tools to aid employers to identify where the bulk of their health care spend is going and offers ways to contain health care costs.



Has Price Transparency’s Time Finally Come?

When it comes to price transparency, many Americans still don’t have access to meaningful information about the price of their health care, but we can see glimmers of hope in private sector initiatives and public policy.

Leapfrog Group and Castlight Health to Collaborate on Hospital Transparency Project

On Tuesday, quality transparency in health care took another leap forward as two widely respected organizations announced an innovative data analytics project on hospital safety.

Using Data: Turning Information into Action

Professionals within the health care system are ‘awash’ in data, but that does not necessarily translate into actionable information

ED Visits – Sometimes, It’s Difficult to Know Where to Find the ‘Right’ Care

Truven Health Analytics recently reported a study showing the majority of US Emergency Department (ED) visits were actually non-emergent. In this report, only 29 percent of patients required immediate medical attention in the ED.

Press Releases


Truven Health Analytics Announces Top Health Systems

15 Highest-Performing Hospital Systems Improve Quality, and Achieve Higher Survival Rates and Fewer Complications

Tom Daschle, Newt Gingrich, Other Policy and Industry Leaders Join VitalSpring Board of Advisors

Experts will advise VitalSpring on business strategy and growth opportunities

Patients Nationwide Now Have Direct Access to Lab Test Results through Quest Diagnostics

Company launches new website to enable patients to access lab data under federal rule that takes effect today; Physicians who use Quest's Care360 EHR may qualify for Meaningful Use incentives

Blog Posts


This Week on #IHCRadio: Population Health, CDHC Accounts and PBM Tools

Yesterday - For the first time this spring, Ron Bachman will be back in the studio this...


ACA Costs: Can Employer Groups Expect Increased Premiums, Deductibles?

04/21/2014 - Chances are, you or your clients have recently read the Manhattan Institute analysis of the...


Introducing The Private Exchange Blog at

04/21/2014 - As part of The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism's on-going effort to provide the industry with...


Why Aren't Gym Memberships FSA Eligible?

04/21/2014 - Can I Use my Flexible Spending Account for a gym membership?It’s one of the most...


White Papers


Lessons Learned; The American Healthcare Consumer

A change:healthcare White Paper

IHC Radio


Webinar Preview: Reducing Cost for Employers and Employees While Improving Patient Experience

Podcast 6/8/2012: Webinar Preview: Reducing Cost for Employers and Employees While Improving Patient Experience ... Listen


Importance of Health Incentives to Improve Engagement in your Wellness Program and HSA's

Podcast 1/20/2012: The importance of Health Incentives to improve engagement and participation in your wellness program and HSA's ... Listen


Encore Presentation of ObamaCare: The Decision Part I

Podcast 7/6/2012: Encore presentation of HealthCare Consumerism Radio - ObamaCare: The Decision Part I ... Listen

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