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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 Rise of Health Care Consumerism – and the Informed Consumer

According to 2015 FAIR Health survey estimates, half of U.S. consumers consider their out-of-pocket medical costs higher than they expected. A third of those surveyed felt that costs were much higher than anticipated.

Are Employees Becoming Better Health Care Consumers?

Consumer-driven plans are pushing employees toward a new role in health care – from “My doctor knows best, and insurance will pay for it” to “Am I making the best choice for my health and my wallet?”

Millennial Engagement a Cornerstone for Health Care Consumerism

By engaging Millennials, health care sector leaders can plan a future when individual consumers can manage their own health insurance purchases, provider choices, benefits and expenditures simply and cost-effectively.

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

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


MD Insider Disrupts Transparency Market With Free Employer Solution

Physician transparency platform significantly reduces overall health care costs for businesses

New Transparency Tool Helps Retail Consumers Make Informed Health Care Decisions

Provider finder with cost estimator helps retail members access provider information and compare and estimate health care costs

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

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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