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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.

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Survey Reveals Consumer Dependence on ER Services for Non-Emergent Care

More than 14.1 million people nationwide have signed up for health insurance since enrollment under the Affordable Care Act opened in October 2013, and, in the same period, an additional 2.3 million young people have gained insurance through their parents’ health care coverage. Overall, the national uninsured rate is estimated

Have You SEEN Your Options? Focusing Consumerism on Safe, Effective, Economical, Necessary Choices

Consumerism is still not the norm. Despite a significant transition toward high-deductible plans, broader availability of price and quality information, and efforts by many large employers to provide decision tools, fully-informed, in-control consumers are the exception.

The Year that Digital Health Broke Out

Since 2010, a new digital health care landscape has emerged with everyone from Apple and Google to GE and Verizon making investments and announcing they intend to enter the sector. But this year will be remembered as the year digital health got serious.

Consumer Needs Driving Price Transparency

It goes without saying that we should know what something costs before we buy it. But every day consumers undergo lab tests, imaging procedures and even surgeries and don’t find out the price until the bill comes weeks or months later.

Blog Posts

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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

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Survey: Millennials Are Avid Online Shoppers But Skip Price Checks for Medical and Dental Care

Fifty percent of consumers surprised by out-of-pocket medical expenses

Alegeus Technologies Announces Exclusive Partnership with CoPatient

Partnership will enable consumers to realize maximum value for their health care dollars and enable seamless payment of health care expenses through consumer health care accounts

Health Advocate Launches Medical Visit Checklist Builder

New tool generates personalized checklists to help patients prepare for doctor visits

White Papers

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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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