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Understanding Healthcare Terminology

Understanding Healthcare Terminology

A substantial proportion of individuals in the United States struggle with understanding the constantly evolving healthcare landscape. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, 77% of adults have basic or below basic health literacy, with only 12% of adults having proficient healthcare literacy. Healthcare literacy spans the scope of not only understanding healthcare but also an understanding of medical terms, how the body works, how to make healthcare decisions and more.

FusionHR developed a Healthcare Glossary for employers to use in their internal communications, on their employee portals and during open enrollment time to help bridge the gap between proficiency around making informed health insurance decisions.

 

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