internet

Report: Provider, payer websites are go-to online resources for patients making care decisions

Healthcare consumers are increasingly turning to the internet to research their care options, and provider and payer websites are among their top choices for information, according to a new survey of 1,000 U.S. adults. Over half of the respondents said they would use a provider or payer website to search for a new doctor.

Cleveland Clinic to help bring affordable broadband to city neighborhood

The Ohio-based health system is working with three organizations to provide residents of Cleveland’s Fairfax neighborhood with access to high-speed internet at affordable prices. The collaboration aims to alleviate health disparities that arise from a lack of reliable access to the internet.

Online scheduling, virtual visits emerge as key criteria for selecting providers

Healthcare consumers want the same level of ease when scheduling a health check-up as they have when booking an Uber, and younger generations of Americans are increasingly hinging their care selection preferences on facilities that offer a user-friendly digital front door, a new report shows.