CONSUMER REPORTS AND ALERT SYSTEMS FOR PHYSICIANS AND DECISION MAKERS IN THREE APPLICATIONS:
⇒ COST MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SERVICES
⇒ MARKET SIMULATION
⇒ PREDICTION FOR DISEASE SURVEILLANCE
This cost sensitivity simulator is a new customized tool that integrates a business method in an individualized dialogue system between physicians and patients. The decision tool takes into account for instance interferences between economic effects of polypharmacy and drug choices by physicians, side effects of on line repeat prescribing systems for severe patients at risk of additional complications in ambulatory care, influences of patient demand for cheaper treatment on physicians’ decisions during a visit. The new business method also allows health care decision makers to manage treatment choices at individual level and to match the new type of micro data to new series of cost sensitivity measures at macro level for forecasting, simulation and policy decisions. Consumer reports can have the format of individual or customized worksheet integrated in existing medical templates or reports for Chief Medical Officers in managed care organizations, CEO’s and policy makers in the health care industry.