Healthcare costs, access to data, and partnering with providers: Patients’ top user experience factors

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

Healthcare costs, access to data, and partnering with providers: Patients’ top user experience factors

“As patients returned to in-person, brick-and-mortar health care settings after the first wave of COVID-19 pandemic, they re-enter the health care system with heightened consumer expectations, according to the Beryl Institute – Ipsos Px Pulse report, Consumer Perspectives on Patient Experience in the U.S.,” Jane Sarasohn-Kahn writes over at Health Populi.com. “Ipsos conducted the survey […]

Quebec family stopped at border with body in vehicle, seeking to avoid U.S. health charges: Toronto Sun

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Quebec family stopped at border with body in vehicle, seeking to avoid U.S. health charges: Toronto Sun

“The words ‘what do you have to declare?’ took on a bizarre meaning at a Canada-U.S. border crossing on Sunday,” Brad Hunter writes over at The Toronto Sun. “For a Quebec family, the answer was grandpa. TVA reports that around 2:30 a.m., a mother and her son returning from Florida arrived at the crossing at […]

Most in U.S. say high costs of medical treatments are a big problem: Pew Research Center

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Most in U.S. say high costs of medical treatments are a big problem: Pew Research Center

“Americans have mixed assessments about the overall value of medical treatments today, even while a strong majority says science has generally improved the quality of U.S. health care, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey,” write Isadora Milanez and Mark Strauss on the Pew Research blog. “At the same time, a substantial majority considers […]

More expensive medical care must be better, right? Not so fast…

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More expensive medical care must be better, right? Not so fast…

Summary: More expensive health care must be better, right? After all, that rule works for cars (a Lamborghini is better than a Kia), for restaurants (Four Seasons beats McDonald’s) and for real estate (Park Avenue beats Staten Island). But in health care, it’s not quite so easy. Jeanne PinderJeanne Pinder  is the founder and CEO […]