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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.

March 7, 2016

Wellness programs can play a pivotal role in guiding workers to better hearth health and lowering health plan sponsors' costs, according to a new study by HealthMine. Fifty-one percent of those surveyed earlier this year for the HealthMine Cardiovascular Report said their condition reduces their productivity at work. At the same time, 79% of people enrolled in wellness programs said they help them manage their health costs, according to the report.

Read more at Business Insurance.

February 29, 2016

There are a number of ways online healthcare tools can be better designed to help people make smart healthcare decisions. But first, they need to facilitate individuals getting and understanding their own health information.

Read more at BenefitsPro.

February 19, 2016

Employers and insurers are increasingly mining members' data to identify individual health needs and recommend treatments. One executive at JFK Health learned she was pre-diabetic thanks to HealthMine, and as a result lost 35 pounds and reversed her diagnosis.

Read more at The Wall Street Journal.

February 10, 2016

Nearly three quarters of women stated they want yearly mammograms to begin before age 50, according to a recent HealthMine survey of 501 consumers. Sixty percent said every-other-year mammograms are not frequent enough.These responses run counter to recent recommendations by the American Cancer Society and the US Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF).

Read more at UCSF.