We've published our annual April Fools Day edition of our SprocketRocket newsletter from healthsprocket, with five new special postings included this April 1st.

Here's a look at past April 1st healthpsrocket postings, if you want to dive deeper into April Foolery. Enjoy!


CCIIO Proposed Rule for Zombie Inclusion in Health Insurance Marketplaces in
2014

J.D. Power recently released their 2015 Member Health Plan Study - their ninth annual study that measures satisfaction among members of 134 health plans in 18 U.S. regions based on six factors: coverage and benefits; provider choice; information and communication; claims processing; cost; and customer service; with satisfaction calculated on a 1,000-point scale.

Four healthsprocket lists have just been posted, listing top plans in each region of the country:

As of press time, there are 2,081 active lists on healthsprocket (various lists are deleted over time - the active lists are still accessible.) The range of what one can find in these 2,000 plus lists is of course, diverse indeed.

The most popular list appearing in Most Viewed Lists is Top Five Healthcare Crises Predicted for 2015, which was posted on April 1st, 2014, if the date give you any clue about the list content.

A list from eBizMBA was just posted regarding the Top 15 Most Popular Health Websites as of March 2015. The eBizMBA top health website lists have been posted in healthsprocket a number of times in the past. It's interesting to compare current rankings with a couple of past data points, so here goes - here is the current top 15, with their corresponding rankings from May 2014 and May 2011 indicated:

Telling the Tooth About Dental Lists

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 11:09

Two dental lists of interest have just been posted in healthsprocket.

The list is too long to post as a standard healthsprocket list, but Top Management Degrees which offers an online business education and career guide, has published its 2015 ranking of the fifty best schools for online Master's degrees in Healthcare Management.

Healthcare Social Media Strategies

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 10:30

Marie Ennis-O'Connor recently made an excellent post in Healthworks Collective, in their Beyond the Buzz section, entitled 35 Success Strategies for Healthcare Social Media in 2015.

A excerpt of a dozen of these great tips and strategies have been posted in healthsprocket.

Accentuating the Positive

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 16:44

Aegis Health Group just released a brief on: Six Trending Developments Influencing Optimism in Health Care. A summary list of these trends has been posted in healthsprocket. Aegis tells us there "appears to be a new wave of optimism among healthcare leaders as the industry has moved beyond the initial uncertainty and disruption triggered by the ACA."

Here's their full text elaborating on their optimism and these points:

2015 Alphabet Soup

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 20:57

A new list: Your Healthcare Lexicon for 2015 from A to Z tries to tackle listing a litany of issues, from little to big - in alphabetical order - that we will be facing during 2015. So check it out, and slide down the alphabet as the year progresses. Want a full explanation of each item from A to Z? Visit the corresponding mcolblog post which elaborates on this alphabet soup.