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April 1, 2016

Consumer familiarity with telemedicine still has a ways to go, despite its potential to deliver healthcare cost savings to consumers. Thirty-nine percent (39%) of consumers have not heard of telemedicine. Of those who are familiar telemedicine, 55% have used it, and 93% say the service lowered their healthcare costs.

Read more at Becker's Health IT & CIO Review.

March 30, 2016

Ninety-three percent (93%) of people who have used telemedicine say it has lowered their healthcare costs, found a HealthMine Survey of 500 insured consumers. Telemedicine allows patients to connect with healthcare practioners through smartphones, computers and other devices. But most consumers aren't using it, and in fact, 39% report they haven't even heard of telemedicine.

Read more at Drug Store News.

March 28, 2016

Wellness programs are increasingly subsidizing digital health tools for their members--but are they the right ones? A HealthMine survey found that while more than half of digital health users suffer from chronic disease, only 7% are using a disease management tool. Instead, activity trackers and nutrition apps are the most popular health devices/apps among digital health health users.

Read more at HIT Consultant.

March 24, 2016

Despite telemedicine's potential to increase access to more convenient, lower-cost healthcare, 41% have have never heard of it, according to a HealthMine survey of 1,200 consumers. The research also uncovered gaps in understanding about when to use telemedicine, and wariness about its diagnostic accuracy. 

Read more at Medscape.

March 21, 2016

While 39% of tech-savvy consumers have not heard of telemedicine, 93% of those who have used it say it lowered their healthcare costs. The data, from a new HealthMine survey of 500 consumers, also shows a lack of understanding in when and how to use telemedicine.

Read more at mHealth Intelligence.

March 16, 2016

Medical costs and lost productivity due to chronic disease carry a $2.2 trillion price tag for Americans, according to a new report by the Global Wellness Institute. Many of these conditions are largely preventable with lifestyle changes. But a surprising number of consumers lack essential knowledge about their own health status.

Read more at Employee Benefit News.