HOS: More Than Just the Other Survey

Over the last four cycles of the CMS Stars program, the 4 Star cut points for the HOS and CAHPS-based measures have remained relatively stable. Since 2017, some measures such as Improving or Maintaining Mental Health have seen a slight decline from a score of 85 to 82...

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Health Plans: Are You Collecting Data or Insight?

Health Plans: Are You Collecting Data or Insight?

A new Premier survey with 63 healthcare executives found that healthcare systems are now shifting their focus from recording data in EHRs to integrating and combining this data to aid in decision making. This is a welcome development for providers...

Member Centric Health Requires Intelligence

Member Centric Health Requires Intelligence

Your members may feel that taking charge of their own health is like swimming upstream. Overwhelmed by an increasingly complex sea of medical choices and data, Americans can easily get lost, and carried away by the inertia of leaving their...

Are You Shifting Health Intelligence to Your Members?

Are You Shifting Health Intelligence to Your Members?

Your members may feel that taking charge of their own health is like swimming upstream. Overwhelmed by an increasingly complex sea of medical choices and data, Americans can easily get lost, and carried away by the inertia of leaving their...

Digital Intelligence Will Transform Your Business

Digital Intelligence Will Transform Your Business

What if an intelligent application could diagnose a health condition as quickly and precisely as a human doctor? A Financial Times story features a digital diagnostic app called Babylon that crunches through billions of data points collected from...

A Prescription to Combat Rising Drug Costs

A Prescription to Combat Rising Drug Costs

The prognosis for prescription drug costs in 2017 is not good. Prescription prices are projected to jump 11.6 percent in 2017 for Americans under 65 years old, and increase 9.9% for older Americans. This growth outpaces both the cost of living and...

Plan Sponsors Can Buck the Trend

Plan Sponsors Can Buck the Trend

We spent nearly $10,000 per person on healthcare last year. That’s a higher healthcare bill than Americans have ever paid, and it accelerated at the fastest rate ever since the Great Recession in 2007. This new data comes from the Department of...