Health Literacy & Quizzify
Quizzify highlights the importance of employee health literacy assessment and how our learning platform improves health literacy in the workplace.
Only 12% of Americans are "well-informed, savvy users of health care."
1/3 of all medical care spending by U.S. businesses is wasted.
Check out these recent articles and studies highlighting the importance of employee health literacy.
A Possible Strategy for Fending Off Surprise Medical Bills
New York Times, February 6, 2020
"Writing in payment limits when signing hospital forms might provide some leverage over disputes that arise from surprise medical bills, some proponents suggest."
Unnecessary Medical Care: More Common Than You Might Imagine
NPR, February 2018
“It's one of the intractable financial boondoggles of the U.S. health care system: Lots and lots of patients get lots and lots of tests and procedures that they don't need.”
Health Literacy Empowers Employees to Make Better Decisions
Workforce, February 2017
“It’s important to consider the ways in which you can potentially save money… If people are better informed, they could make better decisions and utilize the health care system more efficiently.”
When Evidence Says No, but Doctors Say Yes
The Atlantic, February 2017
“Long after research contradicts common medical practices, patients continue to demand them and physicians continue to deliver. The result is an epidemic of unnecessary and unhelpful treatments.”
Health Illiteracy Can Be Deadly
CNN, March 2017
“Low health literacy is not at all uncommon, but it is costly. Low levels of health literacy contribute to mistakes in taking medication, worsened glycemic control among patients with diabetes, greater use of health care services including emergency room visits, and poor self-reported health.”
Politics, Obamacare and Health Literacy
Philadelphia Tribune, February 2017
“[Health literacy is] a serious problem in the country. It includes the ability to understand instructions on prescription drug bottles, appointment slips, medical education brochures, doctor’s directions and consent forms, and the ability to negotiate complex health care systems.”
Employers Embrace New Strategies to Cut Healthcare Costs
Employee Benefit News, March 2017
"Educating employees to be smarter healthcare consumers is key.… If we are expecting them to act like consumers, we have to arm them with the tools. Most people don’t know where to start.”
The Hidden Cost of Healthcare System Complexity
Accenture, September 2018
“Healthcare system complexity is not news to anyone. Yet the impact in hard dollars on payers is news. Not only are people frustrated, but money is being wasted. In fact, more than half of US consumers do not understand how to navigate the current healthcare landscape because it is so complex, reveals Accenture research. This low healthcare system literacy is creating an estimated $4.8 billion annual administrative cost burden for payers.”
Health Literacy Impact on National Healthcare Utilization and Expenditure
International Journal of Health Policy and Management, August 2015
“Individuals with [low health literacy] have greater healthcare utilization and expenditures... Strategies promoting appropriate education among individuals with low health literacy may help to improve health outcomes and reduce unnecessary healthcare visits and costs.”
Association Between Health Literacy and Medical Care Costs in an Integrated Healthcare System
US National Library of Medicine, 2015
“Average per patient cost for those [veterans] with inadequate and marginal health literacy was significantly higher than those with adequate health literacy…when controlling for other person-level factors.”
An effective health literacy initiative creates a health literate workforce
93% of registered employees played the launch quiz.
470 employees registered for Quizzify within the first month. The incentive? One $25 gift card.
71% of employees agreed that they knew more about their health and healthcare after only one quiz.
... and reduces healthcare costs.
What We Teach
Our curriculum, reviewed by doctors at Harvard Medical School, reflects the latest research in health and healthcare, so that your employees have the expert knowledge they need to make the wisest, healthiest decisions. Topics include:
Low Health Literacy Costs U.S. Employers $5 Billion A Year
Forbes, September 2018
“The inability of U.S. consumers to navigate the healthcare system costs $4.8 billion annually in administrative expenses for employers and insurers picking up the tab for patient medical costs.”