The obstacles to achieving a culture of health care consumerism in our current system are deep and wide, but they are surmountable. We begin by acknowledging that for employers, employees, providers and other stakeholders there is a lack of understanding about what it means to be a wise and engaged health care consumer — and why it’s so important to challenge passive patients to become active participants in their care.
A disturbingly high incidence of low-value and no-value care is harming patients physically and financially. In fact, the Institute of Medicine issued a report saying that waste accounted for 30 percent of health care spending nationally, or $750 billion per year. Patients and their families need the facts, so they know how, when and why to speak up.
Only 12 percent of adults have proficient health literacy, according to the National Assessment of Adult Literacy. In other words, nearly nine out of 10 adults may lack the skills needed to manage their health and prevent disease.
Please join the Minnesota Health Action Group and our guest speakers as we learn:
April 27, 2017
8 a.m.-9:30 a.m. (Networking begins at 7:30)
Hilton Airport/MOA Hotel
3800 American Boulevard E.
Please RSVP to Sue Jesseman, or 952-896-5186
We hope you can join us on April 27. You’ll walk away with creative ideas for bringing out the consumer in each of your employees!See all Events