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The Health Decision Support Tools community showcases the latest news and innovative tools employers offer to their workforce population to educate and aid the employee to make better health care decisions and life choices.



The Next Wave: A New Generation of Tech Innovators Leads Shift to Consumerism

A little over a decade ago, consumer-driven health care was in its infancy. Although many of the core concepts had been discussed and promoted for years, mainly in academic journals and offices on Capitol Hill, there were very few resources available that enabled consumerism in health care. The opacity of

What Are the Ingredients in Your Health Care Cost Estimation Tool?

Employers are increasingly hearing about the importance of offering employees tools to help them factor cost into their health care decisions. Such tools are especially relevant as many more employers shift their employees to high deductible health plans or plans with more extensive cost-sharing provisions.

Building the Next Generation of Health Care

Health care in America is in a time of transition. In the past, the system focused on the needs of employers and health care providers, insulating the end user, the patient, in many health coverage decisions. And, while employers and providers are essential partners in the health care system, now

What’s Opp, WhatsApp and Why All the Fuss about Engagement?

That’s engagement. It creates a feeling of well-being through a shared experience. It has very specific neurotransmitter results in the brain, where shared positive messages create the well-being. Engagement is a recognizable interaction between two or more entities that leads to a common goal or purpose. In the comedy adaptation

Blog Posts


This Week on HealthCare Consumerism Radio: The Private Exchange Effect

07/22/2014 - Private exchanges are coming, but how will the transition affect the various stakeholders in employee...


Get to Know the Types of Private Exchange Models

07/22/2014 - When it comes to making an important decision, a significant investment or even beginning a...


This Week on HealthCare Consumerism Radio: Health Advocacy, Onsite Clinics and Wellness

07/16/2014 - On this week's program, your hosts Brent Macy and Doug Field will be exploring issues...


This Week on HealthCare Consumerism Radio: Choosing the Right Health Plan, Health Account Administration and Private Exchanges

07/09/2014 - We hope all of our listeners and supporters had a fun and safe July 4...


Press Releases


Mercer: Modest Health Benefit Cost Growth Continues as Consumerism Kicks into High Gear

Mercer survey finds average total health benefit cost per employee rose 3.9 percent in 2014

Access Health CT Launches First Online Avatar to Help Consumers Enroll

Virtual assistant “Tina” designed to provide online enrollment assistance

Emdeon to Acquire Change Healthcare

Acquisition will expand Emdeon’s solutions to include health care consumer engagement and value-based health care capabilities

White Papers


White Paper from Monocle Health Data Available for Download

As the IHC Froum West kicked off last week, Monocle Health Data released its white paper examining the health care transparency revolution.

Policy Options to Encourage Patient-Physician Shared Decision Making

Major discrepancies exist between patient preferences and the medical care they receive for many common conditions. Shared decision making (SDM) is a process where a patient and clinician faced with more than one medically acceptable treatment option jointly decide which option is best based on

Permanent Payment Reform is Cornerstone of True Health Reform

The Center for Health Transformation, along with nearly 40 of its members, met to develop tripartisan solutions for payment reform. These solutions will provide better overall health and better care outcomes at lower costs to Americans.

IHC Radio


Population Health Management

Podcast 1/27/2012: Population Health Management ... Listen


Sam Shallenberger, CFO of RJ Young, and his broker Alex Tolbert, Founder of Bernard Health

Podcast 6/1/2012: Interview with Sam Shallenberger, CFO of RJ Young, and his broker Alex Tolbert, Founder of Bernard Health. ... Listen

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