Health Decision Support Tools

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.



Do Health Care Transparency Tools Really Work? A Case Study Proves Effectiveness and ROI

Price transparency tools. A hot topic, but to be more than a niche strategy, the tools available to health plan members must be actually used by those members. So how do employers get health plan members to actually use the tools available to them?

Cost Transparency and Consumer Health Insurance Preferences

As the U.S. health care system undergoes significant change, consumers must adapt by taking greater responsibility for their health care decisions, including choosing health insurance plans and managing medical expenses.

Seven Lessons for Delivering Cost and Quality Information at the Point of Decision

What’s the best time to learn about the cost and quality of care? Is it when you get the bill or when you choose the doctor or hospital?

Six Game Design Tips To Improve Engagement

Game design and health benefits don't obviously share a lot in common. However, at the recent Design + Benefits webinar, James Currier – Jiff’s founder and a former game designer – made the connection, explaining that benefits administrators should consider using game design principles to boost engagement in health benefits

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


Grand Rounds Secures $55 Million in Series C Funding

Round includes major mutual fund investor, Greylock and Venrock and brings company's total funding to $106 Million

CoPatient Appoints Tom Torre as CEO

Industry veteran to lead consumer health care expenses advisor through next phase of growth and services expansion

Alegeus Announces Partnership with Healthcare Bluebook to Empower Consumers with Fair Pricing Info

The combination of price transparency tools plus consumer health care accounts will enable consumers to optimize their health care spending and maximize their health care savings

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.

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