To address perception issues in the healthcare business, hospital leaders can take pointers from an unlikely source: the fast food industry, according to Becker's Hospital Review.
UnitedHealth is currently developing a new app that would pay users for maintaining healthy behavior, including eating well, relaxing, exercising and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Healthcare leaders should look to hardware chain Lowe's for pointers on patient engagement, argues a Health Affairs blog post.
Insurers now take atypical approaches to sell policies in an effort to boost enrollment among the nation's Hispanic population, The Associated Press rep orted.
There are many aspects to creating a successful wellness program, but none are more important than these four factors--assessing and screening consumers, helping consumers make behavior changes, engaging consumers and measuring results, reported Employee Benefit News.
Noting the trend toward tying employees' health insurance premiums to their willingness to participate in a wellness program, a Columbus CEO article points to keys to creating successful programs.
Although employers and insurers increasingly turn to wellness programs to help lower healthcare costs, participation and engagement rates are still lacking. And according to a recent survey sponsored by Humana, privacy concerns and lack of time are the leading obstacles to employees participating in their companies' wellness programs.
When it comes to purchasing and selling health plans, consumers and payers start the experience clock ticking at different times. For consumers, the experience begins the minute their insurer picks up the phone. That's not always the case for payers--but it should be, consumer engagement experts say.
Although accountable care organizations are widespread throughout the healthcare industry,some question whether they can significantly improve quality care while driving down costs, especially as federal officials predict rising spending growth for the next several years. But there are four key questions that can explain ACOs' capacity for creating change, reported Healthcare Finance News.
As health insurers continue their quest of achieving consumer engagement, many believe that offering price transparency tools is a key factor in achieving that goal. And UnitedHealth is taking those tools one step further by providing very specific cost estimates to their members. That means UnitedHealth members can get an extremely accurate price for total service cost, out-of-pocket expenses, co-payments and any outstanding deductibles. To learn more about how UnitedHealth is leading the charge on price transparency, FierceHealthPayer spoke with Victoria "Tory" Bogatyrenko, UnitedHealth's national vice president for product, innovation and marketing.