BRENTWOOD, Tenn., April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Change Healthcare and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, a leading, international authority on the improvement of health and prevention of disease and disability, have joined forces to investigate more closely the role cost transparency plays in consumer healthcare decision-making. The organizations will also work together to further develop and refine Change Healthcare's Claims-Verified Savings™ methodology, which was introduced in 2014 and is designed to quantify the value of Change Healthcare's solutions in helping consumers obtain high quality, lower cost care.
"Johns Hopkins is world renowned for its advanced research and education, and the creation of solutions to public health problems. We look forward to working with them to address an increasingly critical need in our country: the need for consumers who are engaged and empowered to make value-based healthcare decisions – decisions that support improved outcomes and reduced financial stress on the individual, health plan sponsors and the healthcare system as a whole," said Doug Ghertner, president of Change Healthcare, a market leader in healthcare consumer engagement and cost and quality transparency.
To learn more about Change Healthcare and its consumer engagement and cost transparency solutions, visit www.changehealthcare.com.
To learn more about Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, visit http://www.jhsph.edu.
About Change Healthcare
Established in 2007, Change Healthcare is on a mission to transform the way Americans purchase and utilize healthcare services by driving sustainable engagement at the individual level. With a national customer base of health plans and employers, and more than 10 million lives under contract, Change Healthcare is a premier national provider of healthcare consumer engagement and cost and quality transparency solutions, enabling consumers to: better understand and utilize their healthcare benefits; make informed healthcare purchasing decisions based on quality, cost and convenience; and manage higher out-of-pocket responsibility and realize savings. This, in turn, helps both health plans and employers: control their healthcare costs; successfully migrate to more cost-effective plans; optimize existing wellness programs; and improve employee satisfaction and retention. For more information, visit www.changehealthcare.com.
SOURCE Change Healthcare