Wellness News

HealthMine News

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.

September 26, 2016

Managing stress, weight and mental health are among the top-most desired reasons health consumers are interested in using digital health tools, according to a recent HealthMine report. There may be a lesson in this data for plan sponsors, who are learning how the issues of mental health and obesity connect to their business’s bottom lines.

Read more at Health Populi.

September 15, 2016

Nearly half (44%) of insured consumers enrolled in a wellness program have a chronic condition, but just 14% say that their programs help manage those conditions, according to a new HealthMine report. Rather than focusing on lifestyle and fitness, wellness programs can use population data to indentify and zero-in on the sickest members.

Read more at HR Dive.

September 13, 2016

Only 35% of consumers enrolled in wellness programs engage in them at least once per week, according to a new report by HealthMine. This is despite an $8 billion annual investment in wellness programs by U.S. health sponsors (Kaiser Family Foundation). Rather than focusing on lifestyle management, wellness programs should start using big data to identify current or developing health conditions in a population. Small data--including member reactions and motivations--are also important to boost engagement and close gaps in care.

Read more at Employee Benefit News.

August 29, 2016

Despite efforts by healthcare providers to faciliate patient access to health data online, 53% of U.S. consumers said they couldn't access all of their health data from a computer, according to a recent HealthMine survey. Yet 74 percent of respondents said easy electronic access to health data would improve their knowledge of their health and improve communication with their physicians.

Read more at Healthcare Informatics.