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Insights Reports

Research, commentary, and analysis on industry trends from our council of health care leaders and clinicians. For more information about joining the Insights Council, click here.

Health Care Providers Should Incentivize Patients

Patient Engagement

Survey Snapshot: Patient Financial Incentives — There Are No Quick Fixes

The NEJM Catalyst Insights Council agrees that while financial incentives are a common strategy to engage patients in healthy behaviors, they are not necessarily effective.

Support of Family and Friends Is More Effective Than Clinician Support in Realizing Health Goals - From the Patient Engagement Insights Report: Why No Single Health Incentive Works.

Patient Engagement

Patient Engagement Survey: Why No Single Health Incentive Works

Initiatives to improve patient engagement come in a variety of forms. While insurers, employers, and health care providers are all involved in using financial incentives and penalties for engagement efforts, improvement in health outcomes has been elusive. Achieving that ultimate goal will usually require a combination of financial and social approaches.

Health Care Organizational Culture Emphasizes Patient Care Only Slightly More Than the Bottom Line

Leadership

Survey Snapshot: Who Should Lead Culture Change?

NEJM Catalyst Insights Council members feel that culture change at their organizations is heading in the right direction, but differ on who it should come from, and reveal too much balance between emphasis on bottom line and emphasis on patient care.

Culture Change Within Health Care Organizations Is Changing for the Better

Leadership

Leadership Survey: Organizational Culture Is the Key to Better Health Care

Although three-quarters of Insights Council survey respondents say culture change is a high or moderate priority at their organizations, survey results show a lot of work on organizational culture remains to be done.

Barriers to Providing an Oustanding Patient Experience

Patient Engagement

Buzz Survey Report: Patient Experience

An independent NEJM Catalyst report sponsored by University of Utah Health on barriers to achieving an excellent patient experience.

Health Care Costs - Cost Transparency Is the Main Change Needed to Support Patients in Lowering the Cost of Care

New Marketplace

Survey Snapshot: Is Transparency the Answer to Rising Health Care Costs?

NEJM Catalyst Insights Council members say that while transparency might be necessary, we have to change the way care is delivered.

Many Stakeholders Share Responsibility for Lowering the Cost of Care

New Marketplace

New Marketplace Survey: Patients Lack Information to Reduce the Cost of Care

Efforts to mitigate rising health care costs have left most industry participants — patients, providers, and payers alike — frustrated at the lack of progress. While there is plenty of blame to go around, a significant open question remains: how responsible are patients for reducing costs?

Health Care Organizations Are Moderately Effective in Using Data

Care Redesign

Survey Snapshot: Using Data for Change

NEJM Catalyst Insights Council members discuss how data and analytics are being used at their organizations, both now and with the future in mind.

Organizational Mindset Is the Biggest Barrier to Engaging Patients as Consumers

Patient Engagement

Survey Snapshot: The Patient-Physician Relationship Is Key

Both parties involved in a consumer-facing transaction have access to important information about the product or service — but this isn’t the case with health care.

Data Analytics Improves Clinical Care

Care Redesign

Care Redesign Survey: How Data and Analytics Improve Clinical Care

Data and analytics are a key means for clinicians, clinical leaders, and executives to transform health care delivery. Yet health care organizations have work to do in getting measures right and much to learn about effective use of data, according to our most recent Insights Council survey.

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