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Why Your Customer’s Healthcare Journey Matters to You

“Life is a journey, not a destination.” Ralph Waldo Emerson is often wrongly identifiedas the source of this quote. What he actually said was: “To finish the moment, to find the journey’s end in every step of the road, to live the greatest number of good hours, is wisdom.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson’s philosophy is important.…

“Market vs. Medicine” – A Roadmap For A Better Healthcare Future

As French counter-revolutionary Joseph de Maistre famously said, every nation gets the government that it deserves. The corollary to this statement is that institutional power structures – governments, legal systems, economic institutions – must reflect the norms and values of the populations they serve if they are to be sustainable. The proverbial dustbin of history…

The Consumer Journey From Healthcare To Health

Attention, healthcare providers and payers. Healthcare consumers – your patients and members – are not fond of your industry. Most consumers have minimal interaction with the healthcare system, and they are not interested in more. The US averages just 0.1 hospital discharges, and 3 encounters with a health care professional, per person per year. In the payer world,…

5 Surprising Consumer Behaviors That Correlate With Health

At Carrot Health, we combine healthcare data with consumer data to uncover predictive insights about individuals and groups. When we dig into healthcare data, we always find interesting correlations and patterns — consumer behaviors that turn out to be related to health status. You probably already know that smoking (a consumer behavior) is associated with lung…