Allison Matthews

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Health care and higher education face similar challenges and transformations

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- In an era of increasing scrutiny and growing financial difficulty, health care and higher education face many of the same …

Lessons from the frontlines: strategies for supporting informed consumer decision-making in the health insurance marketplace

As marketplaces prepare for the third open enrollment period, consumers are increasingly invested in selecting plans that meet their healthcare needs…

As consumers shoulder more costs, healthcare prices remain hidden in Florida, other states

Consumers with health insurance shouldered more of the expense for their medical care in 2014, but Florida and nearly every other state did little to …

Consumers Consider Procedure and Costs Equally in Making Elective Healthcare Decisions

COSTA MESA, Calif., Jul 27, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- When making elective healthcare decisions, consumers conduct extensive and simultaneous research …

Personal Finance

The Uberization of Healthcare

<i>Guest post by Dr. David Whitehouse, chief medical officer, UST Global.</i><p>“The Uberization of healthcare” has recently shown up as an expression in blogs …

Crowdsourcing

Why America Is Losing the Health Race

Many Americans are aware that the United States spends much more on health care than any other country in the world. But fewer people know that the health of Americans—by many different measures—is actually worse than the health of citizens in other wealthy countries.<p>Two major reports, both …

Public Health

Overkill

An avalanche of unnecessary medical care is harming patients physically and financially. What can we do about it?<p>It was lunchtime before my afternoon surgery clinic, which meant that I was at my desk, eating a ham-and-cheese sandwich and clicking through medical articles. Among those which caught …

Surprise! That Urgent Care Center May Send You A Big Bill (Just Like The ER)

Sallyann Johnson considers herself a pretty savvy health care consumer. When she fell and injured her hands and wrists, she didn’t head for an …

Consumers’ Satisfaction With Coverage Linked To Out-Of-Pocket Expenses

How much money people have to fork over when they go to the doctor can make a big difference in how satisfied they are with their health plan, a …

Health Law Experiment Failed To Show Savings

A $57 million experiment to deliver better, more efficient care at federally funded health centers struggled to meet its goals and is unlikely to …

Cognitive Impairment
Health Care

Consumer health engagement platform Accolade nets $22.5 mln

Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania-based <b>Accolade</b>, a consumer health engagement platform for large employers and insurers, has raised $22.5 million in …

5 things patients want physicians to know about the patient experience

One of the highlights of the ENGAGE conference is when patients who have had more contact with their healthcare system than most of us have in get a …

Crowdsourcing

The new math in healthcare: make money by saving money

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Health Care

Personalizing medicine with tailored social services

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Health Care
Health Care

When The Doctor Says This Won’t Hurt A Bit — And Incredibly, It’s True

In May, my six-year-old daughter, Julia, smashed into our front door handle and got a deep, bloody gash in her forehead.<p>We rushed her, head wrapped …

Unleashing Innovation: Excellent Healthcare for Canada – Executive Summary

On June 24, 2014, the Government of Canada's health minister, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, launched the Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation. The …

Relationships

TRENDS | 3 Patient Engagement Trends Reveal a Need to Build Trust

Local: Toll Free:<p>Contact Us Find a Location<p>About Accenture Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Terms of Use Site Map Accessibility Statement Careers<p>By using …

The Companies Disrupting Healthcare In 2015

Healthcare is the worlds largest industry today – it is three times larger than the banking sector. After lagging behind for almost five decades, this industry is revitalizing and transforming itself faster than any other vertical.<p>Improving the healthcare system requires simultaneous pursuit of …

Digital Health

Why human experience trumps patient experience

Are providers so focused on providing excellent care to the sick that they forget to deliver a superior experience to the healthy? Here are five ways …

Should Personal Experience Guide Health Care Policies?

Lies, damned lies and...anecdotes. The latter have been the scourge of many conversations about health care in Canada over the last several …

The Patient Experience and Health Outcomes

Audio Interview<p>Do patients' reports of their health care experiences reflect the quality of care? Despite the increasing role of such measures in …

Using Data to Increase Patient Engagement in Health Care

The English grandmaster Nigel Short recently declared that computers are stripping chess of its mystery; by crunching reams of data, computers can deconstruct once-obscure board positions in a matter of seconds and reveal the optimal move. Something similar is just starting to happen in health care.<p>…

Health Care