Summary: How do people use our information? We’re often asked who our visitors are and what they’re looking for. Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. We have a system of Web analytics that lets us see, in some cases, where you’re coming from, depending on your internet configuration. It will also let us see what you’re doing here — though of course it doesn’t give us your name, address and phone number. We wouldn’t want them anyway. So: How do people use our information? Here’s a snapshot in time, from a couple of hours on a Wednesday afternoon (New York time).

A person at Johns Hopkins spent about 10 minutes reading our blog post about medical coding.

ClearHealthCosts web searches 1


A person at Harvard Business School spent a lot of time here researching how much STD testing costs.


ClearHealthCosts web searches 2

A person at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas spent a few minutes researching the price of blood tests.

ClearHealthCosts web searches

A person at the University of Michigan spent almost 15 minutes researching the prices of birth control pills.

how data is used

A person in San Antonio on a mobile device (phone or tablet) spent more than 15 minutes looking for a free or low-cost mammogram.

CHC visitor tracking screenshot

A person from the Defense Department researched the cost of a dental exam. Hey, don’t federal employees have dental insurance?

Defense department searches

More to come later.

Jeanne Pinder

Jeanne Pinder  is the founder and CEO of ClearHealthCosts. She worked at The New York Times for almost 25 years as a reporter, editor and human resources executive, then volunteered for a buyout and founded...