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.
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.
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
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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.
WiserTogether, which offers a health care information decision tool for consumers, announced it was awarded full Health Content Provider accreditation from URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes health care excellence through its quality benchmarking programs.
A TransUnion Healthcare national survey of insured consumers found that two-thirds of Americans report being consistently surprised by their medical bills. This could be due to the fact that, according the survey, only 25 percent of patients are being offered pre-treatment cost estimates from their
Employees of companies offering Castlight and Teladoc can benefit from access to Teladoc’s telehealth services, proven to deliver high quality, cost-efficient care
As the IHC Froum West kicked off last week, Monocle Health Data released its white paper examining the health care transparency revolution.
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
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.