Marty Puranik, CEO of Atlantic.Net, an AcademyHealth organizational affiliate, assesses compliance with data privacy and security regulations and outlines methods to cut costs associated with compliance.
Objectives: This research tackles a critical issue in modern health care systems—namely, to determine if creating a user-centered health information system that is easy to utilize would lead to consumers who are more satisfied and more likely to accept the system. Materials and Methods: The health information system is a consumer service center that receives inquiries from consumers on how to find and pay for care.
Results from a recent study provide important evidence of population-level changes in coverage disparities under the ACA. Granular, disaggregated estimates like these can facilitate efforts to address health disparities for specific subgroups.