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Transparency e-Tools: Healthcare IT That Meets Employer, Consumer and Accreditation Demands


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Consumer-driven healthcare enrollment is rising steadily. Evidence shows that transparency in cost and quality can trim healthcare bills and cultivate a more informed and healthy consumer. To support this consumer-driven environment, employers are demanding Web technologies to facilitate employees' plan and provider comparisons and decision-making. Additionally, healthcare organizations such as the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) now require certain Web-based tools before conferring accreditation.

Transparency e-Tools: Healthcare IT That Meets Employer, Consumer and Accreditation Demands
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In "Transparency e-Tools: Healthcare IT That Meets Employer, Consumer and Accreditation Demands," contributing authors describe the challenges of developing Web technologies that support decision-making and promote good health, building effective performance metrics, structuring incentive programs, and getting people to use them. Although there are still many hurdles to overcome, the transparency vision includes an informed, involved and connected healthcare consumer who effectively navigates the Web for decision support, comparison-shopping and healthcare spending management.

Throughout this special report, respected thought leaders, Kim Bellard, vice president, eMarketing & CRM, Highmark Inc., Louis H. Diamond, M.B., Ch.B., vice president and medical director of Medstat and John Mills, director of product development, HIP Health Plan, offer strategies and lessons learned in the transparency arena:

  • The challenges of providing cost and quality information;
  • The Web's evolving role in consumer-driven healthcare;
  • Plan comparison and cost calculator e-tools;
  • Length, detail and utilization of online health risk assessments (HRAs) and incentives for HRA completion;
  • Building buy-in for consumer-driven healthcare initiatives;
  • and much more.
Order online by August 31, 2007 and receive a 10% discount!

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