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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.

March 15, 2016

One third of consumers are using mobile apps for health, according to a recent Accenture survey. Approximately 20% are being driven to mobile health tools by their doctor. One important benefit: Mobile tools have the potential to help people with chronic disease. For example, nearly three quarters (74%) of heart patients who use an activity tracker say it helps them manage their condition.

Read more at Health Populi.

March 9, 2016

The HealthMine Advisory Board will help guide the company in taking individual and population wellness to the next level. Additional members include Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, Dr. Mark B. McClellan, Dave Osterndorf, Admiral Bill Owens, and Governor Bill Owens.

Read more at PR Newswire.