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February 1, 2015

This white paper explains why corporate Health & Wellness plans are under performing.   In many cases, they are not delivering ROI for companies.  Wellness plans are offered by more than 70 percent of businesses today, yet only 36% of people enrolled in a wellness program are engaged.  This document outlines the four keys to making a wellness program deliver a healthy ROI.

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January 30, 2015

Andrea Davis of Employee Benefit News writes that as the EEOC looks to issue guidance on wellness programs, a HealthMine survey reveals that employees want their employers’ involvement in health and wellness programs. Most consumers (71%) want employer help in the form of programs and guidelines for health management…

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January 27, 2015

BenfitsPro reports on health and wellness programs. Less than half (44 percent) of consumers who have a wellness plan say they actually participated in it for at least a year. Underscoring the fact that wellness programs can improve consumer engagement.

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January 27, 2015

DALLAS, Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — HealthMine, Inc., the consumer engagement technology company that developed the industry’s first and only Personal Clinical Engagement (PCE) platform, announced that Family Health Hawaii will give its 8,000+ members access to the HealthMine™ platform. An innovative health insurance provider with one of the largest physician and provider networks in the state, Family Health Hawaii will now enable its members to early detect and manage conditions and measure preventive compliance and health improvement with HealthMine’s proven cloud-based solution. 

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January 27, 2015

Although wearable tracking devices such as Fitbits are growing rapidly in popularity, they are not necessarily helping people change their behavior or improve their health, according to a recent study by the University of Pennsylvania. The gap between the use of these devices and potential health benefits must be bridged by a combination of individual encouragement, social competition and collaboration, and effective feedback loops to create sustainable engagement. (Patel and Volpp, 1/8)

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January 23, 2015

By Joseph Conn | January 17, 2015 from Modern Healthcare

Accountable care organizations across the country are in sharply different stages of aggregating and using patient data to improve quality of care and reduce costs.

Only a handful of the largest and most sophisticated ACOs have established a “big data” warehouse that will let them pull together information from a variety of sources to help optimize care for individual patients and for their overall enrolled population. But many ACOs are developing the capacity to track patients in real time when they go to the hospital or the emergency department so they can intervene quickly to improve cost and quality outcomes.

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