Accountability Works

By February 3, 2006Health Care

There is good evidence that accountability programs (e.g. Healthways Health IQ program and many others, such as Avidyn Health) that measure and reward progress work and generate immediate cost savings and productivity and safety gains. It’s not enough to say that consumers need financial skin in the game. The more textured response is that they need both skin and blood (blood tests, you ghouls!) in the game to improve health status and lower health care spending.