Consumer Reports is a nationally recognized expert in buying value. And in recent years, they’ve extended that expertise to helping you and your employees become experts in looking for high-value health care as part of the Consumer Health Choices website.

Consumer Reports at The Alliance Annual Meeting

Dominic Lorusso, director of health partnerships for Consumer Reports and speaker at The Alliance Annual Meeting on Oct. 25.

Dominic Lorusso, director of health partnerships for Consumer Reports, will share the valuable lessons that Consumer Reports has learned about engaging consumers in their health at the 2016 Alliance Annual Meeting on Oct. 25 at the Monona Terrace.

You can sign up to attend the Annual Meeting in person or by webinar. If you can’t make it, you can return to our website after the event to watch a video of Lorusso’s presentation.

Consumer Reports has played an important role in the Choosing Wisely campaign that aims to curb overuse of some tests and treatments. Choosing Wisely is a project backed by more than 70 professional medical societies, with each society identifying at least five tests or treatments that are done too often.

Consumer Reports participates in Choosing Wisely by producing reports, brochures and videos to help you talk with your doctor about avoiding unnecessary care.

Put Consumer Reports’ Health Advice in Your Pocket

John Young, CEO of Consumerdriven, LLC is a leader in all things consumerism and a speaker at The Alliance Annual Meeting on Oct. 25.

The Alliance can help you share Consumer Reports’ consumer-savvy materials on high-value health care with your employees. The Alliance is a regional partner with Consumer Reports in this initiative, which means that we work to share their information about better care with employers and their employees.

For example, you can ask The Alliance to bring the “Five Questions” wallet card or the Best Buy Drugs booklet to your next enrollment meeting or health fair. These free materials will help employees whenever they visit a doctor or purchase medicines.

You can also direct employees to the “Individuals and Families” section of The Alliance website, where information from Choosing Wisely is shared. The Consumer Health Choices website offers many more materials, making it an excellent resource whenever you need answers to health questions about whether care is necessary. Using either option online puts access to information about overuse of treatments as close as your smartphone.

If you’re like me, you probably slip that smartphone into your pocket wherever you go. And with Consumer Reports in your pocket, you really can take Consumer Reports with you when you go shopping for health care. You no longer have an excuse.

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Tierney Anderson

Tierney Anderson

Senior Marketing & Events Specialist at The Alliance
Tierney Anderson joined The Alliance in 2009 and currently serves as the cooperative's marketing & events specialist. She previously served as marketing and member services coordinator. Her responsibilities include the development of effective communications and marketing materials for Alliance members and business partners by executing marketing plans and promoting products, services and events.

In addition to her work at The Alliance, Tierney is an active member on The Business Forum, previously serving on the board and acting as senior chair for the ATHENA committee. Tierney also participates in the Advertising Federation of Madison and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network of Madison.

Tierney earned her bachelor's degree of business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with an emphasis in information systems and a certification on the Project Management Body of Knowledge.

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