Navigation Links
Medicare Web Site Confounds Many Seniors
Date:8/19/2008

Confusing information, complex language makes site hard to use, researchers say

TUESDAY, Aug. 19 (HealthDay News) -- A majority of seniors who visit the Medicare Web site find getting the information they need a frustrating experience, University of Miami researchers report.

Whether trying to determine their eligibility for home health care or which Medicare drug plan is best for them, most seniors found Medicare's Web site difficult to use. Yet, many seniors say, the Internet could be a valuable source of medical information.

"Medicare Web site is somewhat difficult for people to use," said lead researcher Sara J. Czaja, co-director of the Center on Aging at the university's Miller School of Medicine. "They find it confusing and overly complex."

Participants in the study found the Medicare site difficult to navigate from page to page, and hard to get the information they needed, Czaja said. Moreover, some of the information was confusing, and some of the language was too complex, she added.

"When E-health tools are designed, designers really have to think about a broad and inclusive group of users and what their needs and abilities are," Czaja said.

Designers may be too concerned with getting all the content on the site at the expense of making it user-friendly, Czaja said.

The report was published in a research letter in the Aug. 19 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

For the study, Czaja's team had 112 people aged 50 and older, who were all computer-literate, attempt to navigate the Medicare Web site.

The participants were asked to use the Web site to determine their eligibility for home health care services, select a home health care agency, make a decision about enrolling in the Medicare part D prescription drug program, and select a drug plan.

The researchers found 68.8 percent of the participants weren't able to get sp
'/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. GAO Report Confirms: Medicare Underpays for Anesthesia Services; Nurse Anesthetists Assure Seniors Access to Safe Anesthesia Care
2. Texas Supreme Court Rules Against Medicare HMOs in Hospital Reimbursement Fight
3. Owner and Operator of Florida Durable Medical Equipment Company Convicted of Medicare Fraud
4. Just Completed Studies Reveal Impact of New Medicare Reimbursement Regulations
5. AHCA: Rescinding $2.7 Billion Medicare Cuts Top Issue for Fall Legislative Agenda
6. University of Texas Study Details Lengthy Payment Delays for Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Claims, Confirming Need for Legislative Fix
7. Medicare Spending Caps Cause Seniors to Stop Meds
8. Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit, Nonprofit Hospitals, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Statistical Methods, and Pay-For-Performance Highlighted In the Latest INQUIRY Journal
9. Medicare Every Diabetic Counts Project Gears Up for Kick-Off
10. Medicare Cuts to Physicians Will Harm Washington Seniors
11. More than 10,000 Medicare Patients in Montana Could Be Hit by Proposed Cuts to Home Oxygen Therapy; Access to Power Wheelchairs Would Also Decrease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Medicare Web Site Confounds Many Seniors
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... 2015 , ... To date, many pharmaceutical and biotech companies ... benefits, allowing them to gain access to capabilities that cannot be found in-house, ... get access to innovation and ensure timely introduction of product into the market. ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... August 03, 2015 , ... ... largest online retailer of nutritional supplements, has officially opened the polls for ... awards in the following categories:, ,     Brand of the ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... 2015 , ... The art of preparing and cooking food comes naturally to ... young age, Nasreen Zereshki was extremely eager to cook Persian cuisine. Now that she ... My Persian Kitchen with the world. , Since Americans tend to be undereducated about ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... August 03, 2015 , ... ... to Ahjumawi Lava Springs, California’s northernmost and among its least visited State Parks. ... water aquifers, whose main outflow is at Ahjumawi Lava Springs, part of the ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... 2015 , ... From 2006-2017 the number of dental laboratories ... research compiled for the National Association of Dental Laboratories ( NADL ) by ... Labor Statistics. As the number of dental laboratories decreases, dentists will have fewer ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Global CRO Market Space Reviewed by Aniruddha Sowale in In-demand Research Report Available at MarketPublishers.com 2Health News:Global CRO Market Space Reviewed by Aniruddha Sowale in In-demand Research Report Available at MarketPublishers.com 3Health News:BPI Sports is Nominated for 11 Different 2015 Bodybuilding.com Supplement Awards 2Health News:BPI Sports is Nominated for 11 Different 2015 Bodybuilding.com Supplement Awards 3Health News:Persian Cuisine: Colorful and Extremely Healthy 2Health News:Medicine Lake Aquifer could ease California drought says fresh water advocate Sharon Kleyne – but is this necessary? 2Health News:Medicine Lake Aquifer could ease California drought says fresh water advocate Sharon Kleyne – but is this necessary? 3Health News:Medicine Lake Aquifer could ease California drought says fresh water advocate Sharon Kleyne – but is this necessary? 4Health News:Dental Association Announces Impending Reduction of Dental Laboratories Could Impact Dentists 2Health News:Dental Association Announces Impending Reduction of Dental Laboratories Could Impact Dentists 3
... by Television Week for providing "vital information" to ... television program that tells the compelling and inspirational stories of ... markets: Denver, CO; Albany, NY; Austin, TX; Salt Lake City, ... all, the program now airs on nearly 260 television stations ...
... Improve Your Heart Health Through Proper Oral Care WASHINGTON, ... throughout the U.S. will be making personal pledges to ... initiative and promote heart health awareness, WomenHeart has partnered ... campaign. Heart Promises will focus on empowering ...
... Was Financially Untenable -LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9 According ... explanations offered for the closing of the Motion Picture ... up, raising questions about the underlying reasons for displacing ... live out their lives at the facility.The story by ...
... to learn about Heart Failure-how to prevent it and to ... Week February 8-14, 2009 Heart Failure Society of ... Available at www.abouthf.org NEW YORK, ... for February 8-14. This is a time for ...
... 9 Global multiservice public relations,agency Waggener ... panel discussion,titled "Healthcare Communications in the Digital ... Environment." The presentation will take place on,Tuesday, ... company,s Washington, D.C., office and be,available via ...
... to Discuss Results - EXTON, Pa., Feb. 9 ... that its Phase 3 trial evaluating maribavir used as ... (SCT) patients did not achieve its primary endpoint. In ... between maribavir and placebo in reducing the rate of ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:'Sharing Miracles' Television Program Expands Network to Key U.S. Markets 2Health News:'Sharing Miracles' Television Program Expands Network to Key U.S. Markets 3Health News:'Sharing Miracles' Television Program Expands Network to Key U.S. Markets 4Health News:'Sharing Miracles' Television Program Expands Network to Key U.S. Markets 5Health News:'Sharing Miracles' Television Program Expands Network to Key U.S. Markets 6Health News:WomenHeart Celebrates American Heart Month With Heart Promises Campaign 2Health News:WomenHeart Celebrates American Heart Month With Heart Promises Campaign 3Health News:WomenHeart Celebrates American Heart Month With Heart Promises Campaign 4Health News:National Heart Failure Awareness Week February 8-14, 2009: Visit www.abouthf.org to Learn More About Heart Failure 2Health News:National Heart Failure Awareness Week February 8-14, 2009: Visit www.abouthf.org to Learn More About Heart Failure 3Health News:Healthcare Online Regulations Discussed in Live Event and Webcast Hosted by Waggener Edstrom Worldwide 2Health News:ViroPharma Reports Results of Phase 3 Clinical Trial for Maribavir in Bone Marrow Transplant Patients 2Health News:ViroPharma Reports Results of Phase 3 Clinical Trial for Maribavir in Bone Marrow Transplant Patients 3Health News:ViroPharma Reports Results of Phase 3 Clinical Trial for Maribavir in Bone Marrow Transplant Patients 4Health News:ViroPharma Reports Results of Phase 3 Clinical Trial for Maribavir in Bone Marrow Transplant Patients 5
(Date:8/3/2015)... 2015 /OFF HOLD OFF ... PIV757417 The following release: "Biotech Advancements Coupled with ... & Treatments for Critical-Care Patients With Severe Wound ... Aug 2015 12:30 GMT Cooperative research ... research and top-tier universities for identifying biotech solutions ...
(Date:8/3/2015)...  Charleston Laboratories, Inc., an emerging specialty pharmaceutical ... program with a Phase 1 study on its ... contains fast-dissolving promethazine and sumatriptan.  This novel migraine ... migraine headache pain and migraine-induced nausea and vomiting ... headaches also suffer from nausea and vomiting," said ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... , August 3, 2015 BiondVax ... the statistical analysis of results from a study which demonstrates ... phase II trial which took place in 2012, provided participants ... at the time of the study- in particular the current ... in the United States in 2015. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:/OFF HOLD OFF HOLD OFF HOLD -- FN Media Group LLC/ 2/OFF HOLD OFF HOLD OFF HOLD -- FN Media Group LLC/ 3/OFF HOLD OFF HOLD OFF HOLD -- FN Media Group LLC/ 4/OFF HOLD OFF HOLD OFF HOLD -- FN Media Group LLC/ 5/OFF HOLD OFF HOLD OFF HOLD -- FN Media Group LLC/ 6Charleston Laboratories, Inc. Initiates Patient Enrollment in a Phase 1 Study of Charleston's Second Product, CL-H1T 2Independent Results Show that BiondVax's Universal Flu Vaccine Administered in a Trial 3 Years ago Improves Immunogenicity Against Current Flu H3N2 Epidemic 2Independent Results Show that BiondVax's Universal Flu Vaccine Administered in a Trial 3 Years ago Improves Immunogenicity Against Current Flu H3N2 Epidemic 3
... N.J., May 7 In letters to Senate Special ... Finance Committee Ranking Member Charles Grassley (R-IA), Johnson & ... Sunshine Act of 2009 (S. 301). The company also ... by its U.S. pharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics companies."We ...
... at American Pain Society Annual Meeting-BALTIMORE, May 7 ... stage biotechnology company that develops pain therapies, today ... lead candidate, ARC-4558, significantly reduced pain caused by ... abstract will be presented in a poster session ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Johnson & Johnson Announces Support for Kohl-Grassley Physician Payments Sunshine Act of 2009 2Johnson & Johnson Announces Support for Kohl-Grassley Physician Payments Sunshine Act of 2009 3Arcion Therapeutics' Topical Pain Candidate, ARC-4558, Significantly Reduces Pain Caused by Diabetic Neuropathy 2Arcion Therapeutics' Topical Pain Candidate, ARC-4558, Significantly Reduces Pain Caused by Diabetic Neuropathy 3
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
Medicine Products: