Case Study: HealthSparq Treatment Cost Estimator Case Study – The Power of Price Transparency. Nearly $50 Million in Potential Cost Savings Shown When Health Plan Members Shop for Healthcare.
Research Report: Health Insurance Plans and Transparency: an Industry Benchmark - HealthSparq commissioned a first-of-its-kind benchmark study of healthcare transparency sentiment and plans as reported by health plan executives nationwide. The research was conducted by The Cicero Group, a respected independent market research firm in the healthcare industry.
White Paper: The Case for Online Shopping for Healthcare Services – As healthcare costs continue to rise, consumers who face increasing out-of-pocket costs are highly motivated to find ways to better manage their healthcare spend.
White Paper: U.S. HEALTHCARE REFORM: The Call for Greater Cost and Quality Transparency. This 8-page document from HealthSparq details how healthcare reform relates to the need for increased transparency within the industry as a way to bring down costs and meet consumer demand.
The Benefits of Consumer Transparency for Health Plans and Their Members | IDC Health Insights Analysts’ Connection
2012 Survey of U.S. Health Care Consumers: Five-Year Look Back | Deloitte University Press
Health Online 2013 | Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project
Consumer Attitudes on Health Care Costs: Insights from Focus Groups in Four U.S. Cities | Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
2012 U.S. Survey of Health Care Consumers | Deloitte Center for Health Solutions
What if grocery shopping worked like healthcare? - This video highlights the problem that consumers face when it comes to healthcare decision-making.
GE’s Approach to Healthcare: Transparency of Pricing – Sue Siegel, CEO of GE Healthymagination, explains why better tools make better health.
Shaping the Future of Healthcare – Transparency in Healthcare – Dean Harold P. Jones interviews Dr. Greg Carlson, an assistant professor in the UAB Department of Health Services Administration and an expert on healthcare transparency, clinical quality and strategic management.
Healthcare Transparency: One Medical Director’s Perspective – Dr. Patrick Cawley of the Medical University of South Carolina explains why this topic is becoming more prevalent in today’s medical environment.
Study: Unnecessary repeat cholesterol tests common One-third of people with heart disease have their cholesterol levels checked more often than guidelines recommend, a new study of Veterans Affairs (VA) patients suggests. By Genevra Pittman | Reuters, Jul 1, 2013
Brill: Health Law Won’t Bring Prices Down For Patients Senate Finance Committee told key to price transparency leading to lower prices for consumers is to involve them. By Alvin Tran | Kaiser Health News, June 18, 2013
AMA Study: Patients Responsible for Nearly One-quarter of the Medical Bill AMA calls on insurers to provide transparency tools for patient costs. American Medical Association, June 17, 2013
AHIP Institute 2013: Price check HealthSparq study shows many health plan members still have to make do with basic provider search tools that lack any information about the cost or quality of care. By Allison Bell | LifeHealth PRO, June 14, 2013
The Price And The Pricelessness Of Healthcare The lack of transparency in healthcare (and the unchecked cost growth that results) put us on track to sacrifice much of what we’ve built in our country for healthcare. By Leah Binder | Forbes, June 3, 2013
Are Payers Paying Attention to Cries for Price Transparency? The engagement movement is beginning to usher in a new class of consumers – a savvy group of patients and plan members that are not shy about demanding an honest bottom line from the healthcare market. By Russell Green Jr. | Porter Research, May 21, 2013
1984 All Over Again - The Digital Health Revolution Today, digital health very well may be that large brass-headed hammer poised to disrupt and change healthcare. By John Nosta | Forbes, April 22, 2013
How Much For An MRI? $500? $5,000? A Reporter Struggles To Find Out A health reporter tries to solve the mystery of her migraines with a doctor-recommended imaging test, but trying to find out the real cost of that test induces headaches of its own. By Martha Bebinger, WBUR | Kaiser Health News Dec 09, 2012
Transforming Care Through Transparency Everyone—consumers, doctors, hospitals, employers, health plans, policy-makers—needs information about the quality and cost of care. By Anne Weiss | Health Affairs Blog Oct 05, 2012
Seeking Transparency More employers are providing pricing and quality information to help employees make smarter health care purchasing decisions. By Nancy Hatch Woodward | Society for Human Resource Management (republished by HighBeam Research) Sept 01, 2012
Rising Health Care Costs to Pinch Chicago-Area Employees Premiums for health insurance plans will climb 6.3 percent in 2013, but employee costs will shoot up even higher as companies look to shift more of the rising expenses to their workers. By Claire Bushey | Crain’s Chicago Business Oct 09, 2012