Consumer Driven Healthcare has several key elements:
- Consumers have access to information about providers and payers that would allow consumers to make informed choices
- Payers share information about the population they serve, including population data broken down by conditions and treatments
- Interactions between patients and providers become more technologically sophisticated, taking advantage of the wealth of resources available, including: email, internet, call help lines etc.
Here's an example of what Consumer Driven Healthcare is NOT:
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