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HealthMine News

February 3, 2016

31 percent of heart patients are using a device or app to manage their condition, according to a HealthMine survey of 501 consumers with known heart disease or heart disease risk. Within this group, 50% use an activity tracking device.

Read more at Mobi Health News.

February 3, 2016

Today, there is an open debate on whether biometric testing and health screenings promoted by wellness programs are adding to a culture of over-testing in healthcare. But by not testing for disease, we may be taking a costly risk — perpetuating a 'culture of chronics' — and choosing ignorance over knowledge.

Read more at Benefit News.

February 1, 2016

According to a new survey by HealthMine, three-quarters of people with known heart disease and/or risk said the activity tracker they’re using is helping them. However, of the 501 people surveyed, only 27 percent are using trackers, and only 16 percent are using them to manage their heart health.

Read more at mHealth Intelligence.

January 18, 2016

Only 45% of patients with diabetes are using mobile tools to help manage their condition, according to a recent HealthMine study. Since more than 70% of diabetes patients also need to control another medical condition, the use of mobile tools could be very beneficial.

Read more at Diabetes Health.

January 13, 2016

Imagine if you went to your bank and asked to see your financial records, and were told “No.”  You own your financial assets, so it’s a given that you can access information about them on demand. But the same is not true in healthcare. Even though consumers are expected to “own their health,” so many still can’t access their own health data. Here’s how wellness programs can help address this issue.

Read more at Beckers Health IT & CIO Review.

January 13, 2016

Consumers are in the dark about their health status, and lack easy access to the clinical data that will help them understand it, found a recent HealthMine survey. Having access is especially vital now, as higher deductibles and rising healthcare costs are driving more consumer responsibility for both the cost and control of healthcare.

Read more at Employee Benefit News.