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HSC research tracks employers' response to rising premiums, including changes to benefit design and patient cost sharing. Emerging trends, such as consumer-driven health plans and high-performance networks are identified. HSC also studies employers' role in improving quality of health care within local markets.

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AllHSC PublicationsJournal ArticlesMost Popular  
Title Date Document Info  
Lansing's Dominant Hospital, Health Plan Strengthen Market PositionsHa T. Tu, Grace Anglin, Dori A. Cross, Laurie E. Felland, Joy M. Grossman, Lucy B. Stark March 2011
Community Report No. 7
Greenville & Spartanburg: Surging Hospital Employment of Physicians Poses Opportunities and ChallengesAnn S. O'Malley, Grace Anglin, Amelia M. Bond, Peter J. Cunningham, Lucy B. Stark, Tracy Yee February 2011
Community Report No. 6
Little Rock Health Care Safety Net Stretched by Economic DownturnJon B. Christianson, Emily Carrier, Marisa K. Dowling, Ian Hill, Ralph C. Mayrell, Tracy Yee January 2011
Community Report No. 5
Northern New Jersey Health Care Market Reflects Urban-Suburban ContrastsLaurie E. Felland, Grace Anglin, Amelia M. Bond, Gary Claxton, Ann S. O'Malley, Caroleen W. Quach December 2010
Community Report No. 4
Seattle Hospital Competition Heats Up, Raising Cost ConcernsIan Hill, Robert A. Berenson, Jon B. Christianson, Marisa K. Dowling, Ralph C. Mayrell, Tracy Yee December 2010
Community Report No. 3
Cleveland Hospital Systems Expand Despite Weak EconomyAaron Katz, Amelia M. Bond, Emily Carrier, Elizabeth Docteur, Caroleen W. Quach, Tracy Yee September 2010
Community Report No. 2
State Reform Dominates Boston Health Care Market DynamicsHa T. Tu, Marisa K. Dowling, Laurie E. Felland, Paul B. Ginsburg, Ralph C. Mayrell September 2010
Community Report No. 1
Information Gap: Can Health Insurer Personal Health Records Meet Patients' and Physicians' Needs?Joy M. Grossman, Teresa Zayas-Cabán, Nicole M. Kemper March/April 2009
Journal Article
Health Affairs
Consumer-Directed Health Care: Promise and PerformanceJames C. Robinson, Paul B. Ginsburg Jan. 27, 2009
Journal Article
Health Affairs
Massachusetts Health Reform: High Costs and Expanding Expectations May Weaken Employer SupportDebra A. Draper, Laurie E. Felland, Allison Liebhaber, Johanna Lauer October 2008
Issue Brief No. 124
The Transition from Managed Care to Consumerism: A Community-Level Status ReportJon B. Christianson, Paul B. Ginsburg, Debra A. Draper September/October 2008
Journal Article
Health Affairs
A Health Plan Work in Progress: Hospital-Physician Price and Quality TransparencyAnn Tynan, Allison Liebhaber, Paul B. Ginsburg August 2008
HSC Research Brief No. 7
Striking Jump in Consumers Seeking Health Care InformationHa T. Tu, Genna R. Cohen August 2008
Tracking Report No. 20
Health and Wellness: The Shift from Managing Illness to Promoting HealthDebra A. Draper, Ann Tynan, Jon B. Christianson June 2008
Issue Brief No. 121
Consumer-Directed Health Plans: Mixed Employer Signals, Complex Market DynamicsAnn Tynan, Jon B. Christianson March 2008
Issue Brief No. 119
Effects of Changes in Incomes and Practice Circumstances on Physicians' Decisions to Treat Charity and Medicaid PatientsPeter J. Cunningham, Jack Hadley March 2008
Journal Article
The Milbank Quarterly
Creating Sustainable Local Health Information Exchanges: Can Barriers to Stakeholder Participation be Overcome?Joy M. Grossman, Kathryn L. Kushner, Elizabeth A. November February 2008
HSC Research Brief No. 2
State Prescription Drug Price Web Sites: How Useful to Consumers?Ha T. Tu, Catherine Corey February 2008
HSC Research Brief No. 1
Convergence and Dissonance: Evolution in Private-Sector Approaches to Disease Management and Care CoordinationGlen P. Mays, Melanie Au, Gary Claxton November/December 2007
Journal Article
Health Affairs
Health Care Cost and Access Challenges PersistDebra A. Draper, Paul B. Ginsburg October 2007
Issue Brief No. 114

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