How To Save Money and Lives with Higher Quality Healthcare.


Why it pays to shop smarter for healthcare providers.

When it’s time to purchase a new car, do you pick one at random off the nearest lot? Or, do you research your options so that you can make a more informed decision? Chances are, it’s the latter.

The internet makes it easier than ever for consumers to make educated decisions on every product or service imaginable – from coffee makers to lawn mowers. The same goes for healthcare providers.

But, unlike coffee makers, lawn mowers or even automobiles, the stakes in choosing the right healthcare provider are exponentially higher.

Better outcomes, better savings

First let’s take a look at the most important result of choosing a higher quality healthcare provider: the outcome. According to the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, if every consumer used an A-Rated hospital, as designated by The Leapfrog Group (a nonprofit watchdog organization), more than 33,000 lives would be saved each year.

Next we’ll show you the impact of choosing higher-rated healthcare providers as it relates to savings per individual patient. Based on proprietary data generated by Health Action Council members taking advantage of our group purchasing agreement with UnitedHealthcare, patients switching to an A or B-rated hospital from a C through F-rated hospital would save an average of $507.

6 free resources to help make better healthcare decisions

At Health Action Council we want all healthcare stakeholders – members or otherwise – to use the free healthcare comparison resources shown here. It’s all part of our vision for creating a healthy community where business thrives.Comparing-Healthcare-Providers.jpg

  1. Leapfrog Group
  2. Medicare
  3. Health Grades
  4. Health Insight
  5. Consumer Reports
  6. US News

Collaboration with providers + Consumer education = savings.

Since 1983, Health Action Council has collaborated with healthcare providers to improve the quality of care delivered to patients. As a result of our efforts, Health Action Council members have saved over $5 million dollars and counting.

To learn more about how we can help you or your organization, or for information on becoming a member, call Kevin Gregory at 216.236.0379 or email [email protected].

Posted: 6/21/2016 9:39:03 AM
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