HealthPartners has joined eight other health care organizations nationwide to improve access to quality health care. The two-year Pursuing Equity Initiative is led by the Institute for Health Improvement and works to create a blueprint for advancing health equity that groups across the country can follow.
HealthPartners is working with Bellin Health and ThedaCare to offer companies in Wisconsin more product options when choosing a health plan for their employees. The first products offered will be for large employers, and coverage is available starting in early 2018.
Since HealthPartners began meeting with minority populations to better understand barriers to preventive screenings, the health organization was able to increase colon cancer screening rates among minority populations from 43 percent in 2009 to 67 percent today. From the meetings, HealthPartners learned that patients were avoiding screenings because of worries about missing work or finding transportationRead more »
A $6 million PCORI grant is helping the HealthPartners Institute kick off the next phase of a long-term blood pressure study. The grant will support new research and provide patients with devices that track blood pressure from home and send vitals to providers.
HealthPartner’s prescription shopping tool shows what a member will pay out-of-pocket and what the health plan will pay for medications at nearby pharmacies. The tool will help patients control costs by indicating the most affordable treatment and where it can be acquired.