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July 20, 2015

People want plan sponsors to offer health screenings to help detect risk factors, according to recent survey data. Wellness programs can do this by enabling people to learn their key health facts, and by connecting them to their personal clinical data anytime, anywhere, says CEO Bryce Williams.

Read more at Employee Benefit Adviser.

July 20, 2015

Health care consumers are more willing to complete some types of wellness health screenings than others. 69 percent said they would do cholesterol screenings, while just 41 percent would do a skin cancer analysis. The potential to expose previously undetected chronic disease is just one of the benefits of participating in wellness programs, which are most successful when they educate consumers about their clinical health risk.

Read more at benefitspro.

July 17, 2015

Recent survey data indicates that nearly half of those diagnosed with chronic illness in the last 2 years discovered it because of their participation in a wellness program. CEO Bryce Williams explains that giving people access to their “key health facts” enables wellness programs to make better recommendations and even help prevent and manage chronic disease.

Read more at MobiHealthNews.

July 17, 2015

Nearly 50% of people suffer from chronic conditions, but many are completely unaware they have them. Wellness programs are helping; in a HealthMine survey, nearly half of people who had been diagnosed with a chronic health condition said they discovered it through their wellness program. Biometric screenings and genetic testing, which help uncover problems early, are favored by most consumers.

Read more at Consumer Affairs.

July 14, 2015

A survey by HealthMine of sponsored wellness plan participants revealed that 46 percent of people diagnosed with a chronic condition received the diagnosis through their wellness program. Nearly one third of the 750 participants in the survey were diagnosed with a chronic condition. The results highlight the enormous problem of people with undiagnosed chronic conditions and the power of screenings to detect disease and help people manage it. Another HealthMine survey found that three quarters of consumers agree that genetic testing should be included in wellness programs to help uncover predisposition to chronic conditions.

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July 10, 2015

Although 89% of consumers with sponsored health insurance use a smartphone, tablet, or both, only 30 percent say they would participate in a wellness program that would require them to use a mobile app to track or monitor their health. However, wellness apps that incorporate actionable clinical data and personalization can increase engagement in wellness programs.

Read more at mobihealth news.