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November 14, 2016

Despite the growing adoption of fitness trackers by employers, It's not totally clear whether trackers in the workplace always lead to better health or lower costs. Concerns about employee privacy and ability to achieve realistic goals using fitness trackers still linger.

Read more at The Chicago Tribune.

November 8, 2016

Growing healthcare costs are making health decisions tougher than ever for consumers. A HealthMine survey of insured Americans found that 40 percent had experienced increased health care costs in the last year. Yet nearly half of those hadn’t done a thing to change the way they managed their health care.

Read more at BenefitsPro.

October 27, 2016

Some experts say using digital therapeutics is like having a health coach in your pocket 24/7. This growing selection of digital health applications and devices has the potential to help members take more ownership of their health and lower healthcare costs..

Read more at mHealthIntelligence.

October 24, 2016

Even though 97% of employers agree that big data analytics are essential to guiding wellness programs and healthcare benefits, only 40% are currently using them. The data comes from a new poll by Geneia and the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions.

Read more at HealthIT Analytics.

October 19, 2016

Forty percent (40%) of Americans say their respective healthcare costs have risen, but 45% have not changed the way they manage their health, found a new HealthMine survey of 500 insured consumers. Of those who have taken action to battle healthcare costs, 17% say they are skipping medication doses, and 35% are going to the doctor less often. These results may signal a need for more guidance from health plan sponsors.

Read more at HR Dive.

October 11, 2016

For the nearly half of Americans who have chronic conditions, health self-management outside of a traditional medical setting is a major determinant of disease progression and healthcare costs. Successful treatment of chronic diseases requires motivated, self-guided and persistent engagement, and this is where digital technology can help. 

Read more at Marketwired.com.