Helping Employees Choose Wisely: Blog by Dominic Lorusso, Director, Health Partnership for Consumer Reports

c7c5c542-43eb-4146-a0df-5535cf3c0ba3A 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 in 2010.

Through Choosing Wisely, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation and Consumer Reports, we’re doing something about it — along with the Minnesota Health Action Group.


The Action Group is one of our long-time consumer communication partners, using and promoting the many diverse, patient-friendly, and free resources available to employers.


What is 30 percent of health care spending for your organization, and would you like help in 2017 reducing this waste?


Consumer Reports has been working with The Action Group to develop a high-value, turnkey, no-cost 2017 campaign for Minnesota employers. Please watch for monthly messaging from The Action Group! The campaign will include:


We are looking forward to working with The Action Group in the coming year, and encourage you to reach out with questions about using the materials, or co-branding to meet your employee communication needs:

Dominic Lorusso is Director, Health Partnership for Consumer Reports.