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


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

Castlight Health Commends Release of Physician Data by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Castlight Health commends the announcement by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that physician payment data will be issued as early as April 9.

Blog Posts


HIPAA and the 800-pound gorilla

04/18/2014 - Written by Caitlin Klein, Legal Counsel, HealthFitnessA friend of mine is a zookeeper—specifically, she works...


This Week on #IHCRadio: FSAs, Consumer Engagement Technology and Wellness Incentives

04/15/2014 - On this week's program (April 18), hosts Doug Field and Brent Macy will talk to...


Answers to your ACA Shared Responsibility Questions

04/12/2014 - You might have read that the IRS and Treasury issued final regulations on the Employer...


Musical Chairs: Sebelius Out, Burwell In

04/12/2014 - Sylvia Matthews Burwell … is a Clinton Democrat who spent the Bush years working for...


White Papers


Lessons Learned; The American Healthcare Consumer

A change:healthcare White Paper

IHC Radio


Healthcare Consumerism Radio Archive - Mar 9, 2012

Podcast: HealthCare Consumerism Radio welcomes Ron Bachman and Dr. Wendy Lynch on the show. ... Listen


Healthcare Consumerism Radio Archive - Mar 16, 2012

Podcast: Buzzword "Transparency" ... Listen


HealthCare Consumerism Radio Archive

Archive of past radio shows ... Listen

Connect With Us!FacebookTwitterLinkedInIHC FORUM BlogRSS
Member LoginTerms of UseSite Map

©2013 The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism