The Health Data Analytics community highlights the latest news, data and innovative tools to aid employers to identify where the bulk of their health care spend is going and offers ways to contain health care costs.
Truven Health Analytics recently reported a study showing the majority of US Emergency Department (ED) visits were actually non-emergent. In this report, only 29 percent of patients required immediate medical attention in the ED.
A truism in economic theory is that if two products are equal in value, the consumer will choose the cheaper of the two. It just makes sense. If I am looking at two bicycles that are the same, but one is $50 higher and otherwise I can’t see any difference,
Consumer engagement, patient protection, improving care, reducing waste — each depend on the interoperability of electronic health records. Providers may be adopting EHRs, but the industry is missing a fundamental requirement for EHRs, the foundational infrastructure on which our entire health care transformation depends.
ConnectYourCare News: Companies frequently explore numerous options to lower their annual health care expenses, and big data could prove to be a valuable solution for firms nationwide. According to research firm McKinsey & Company, rising medical expenses have led many businesses to use big data to evaluate their yearly bills.
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