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July 6, 2016

Two-thirds of wellness program participants said their plans don't include a nicotine test, and more than half said their plans don't address smoking cessation at all. The data comes from a recent survey of 750 consumers enrolled in wellness programs. Even more discouraging: Just 11 percent of respondents say they took advantage of smoking cessation services, although a third of them say they had recently smoked tobacco.

Read more at BenefitsPro.

July 1, 2016

HealthMine expanded its Advisory Board with two new members, Donald R. Fischer, MD, MBA and Mitesh S. Patel, MD, MBA, MS.  The HealthMine Advisory Board helps guide HealthMine as the company brings individual and population wellness into the digital era with its Personal Clinical Engagement solution.

Read more at TheStreet.

June 30, 2016

Although the adoption of telemedicine is growing, nearly a third of web-friendly consumers had yet to take advantage of the services primarily because of questions about when they would be most appropriate, according to a recent HealthMine survey. State and federal regulations will have an impact on future growth of telehealth.

Read more at BenefitsPro.

June 27, 2016

Telemedicine may be starting to live up to its potential, thanks to more ubiquitous mobile access and changing insurance standards. However, low consumer awareness of the alternative healthcare delivery method and wide variance in state rules and regulations governing its accessibility are still limiting telemedicine's reach.

Read more at The Wall Street Journal.

June 17, 2016

Seventy percent of consumers don't compare prices before purchasing medical care. For those who pay most of the nation’s health care tab—health plans and employers—the message is clear: they need to do more to encourage healthcare consumerism.

Read more at Twin Cities Business.

June 16, 2016

Just as Amazon transformed the shopping experience, telemedicine has the potential to provide the flexibility many patients require to engage in their own health at their own convenience. However, 39% of insured consumers still have not heard of telemedicine, and only one-third say their health plan offers telehealth as an option, according to a recent HealthMine survey.

Read more at Medical Economics.