An Altarum Institute survey found that most consumers seek health care information from providers, friends and family, and online searches. Of all information types, consumers are most dissatisfied with health care cost information . This is especially true for lower-income and uninsured consumers.
KEY TAKEAWAY: Rethinking pharma productivity, an article by McKinsey consulting, is full of corporate consulting gibberish and is proof that they really don’t understand the business of our industry is helping people and helping employees help patients. Continue reading
According to PR Newswire “data show that the estimated $5.4 billion DTC-ad spend in the US helps to enable a more aware and engaged patient, sparking important dialogues with healthcare providers. Physicians in InCrowd’s microsurvey reported receiving three times the number of questions as a result of DTC ads than five years ago—from an average of one question a week to three a week. Doctors say DTC drug ads drove 3X patient questions, but 87% observed patient confusion with ads . DUH
KEY TAKEAWAY: Some of the ideas around digital health are pure BS and don’t take into account a patients’ need and want to be seen as an individual. Continue reading
KEY TAKEAWAY: Patients are not happy with EHR’s and for good reasons. The “promise” of EHR’s has not been fulfilled for patients and they don’t understand why they even exist in some cases. Continue reading
According to an article in JAMA “more than 4 million children would lose health insurance if the ACA is repealed via budget reconciliation, almost 1 million of these are younger than 5 years”. Continue reading