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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.



Getting Accurate Price Estimates from Price Transparency Tools

Now that price transparency is becoming the new normal, we need to ensure that the information about prices is accurate. Having accurate price information could potentially help both employers and insured workers reduce the amount of money each spends on health care.

Shopping for Health Insurance Can Be a Drag. Here’s What Insurers Can Do About It.

What’s more unpleasant than shopping for health insurance? Not much, according to a recent Bankrate survey. Selecting and enrolling in a new health plan ranks alongside being crammed into the middle seat of an airplane or filing taxes for most Americans.

Help Consumers Help Themselves

Across America, very few states take the protection and rights of consumers seriously when it comes to making available health care quality and cost information.

Direct Pay Online Markets: The Next Step in the Retailization of Health Care

While most of us would never frequent a restaurant that didn’t list prices but instead kept patrons guessing until they received a bill a month later, that’s exactly what happens in health care. The true costs of services are tightly held secrets.

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


Vitals Announces Appointment of Heyward Donigan as Chief Executive Officer

Vitals announced that Heyward Donigan, former CEO of ValueOptions, will join the company as chief executive officer

SelectAccount Chooses My Health and Money to Provide Transparency Solutions for HSA Account Holders

My Health and Money LLC, a unique, cost-saving solution for employees and consumers managing high-deductible plans, has been selected as an integral component of SelectAccount’s new WalletDoc cost saving tools. My Health and Money and SelectAccount are innovators in how to support and guide sound

Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) Launches Guroo, a Health Care Transparency Tool for Consumers

New website, guroo.com, provides consumers with information to facilitate more informed health care decisions

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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