Wellness News

HealthMine News

July 14, 2016

People can ward off chronic disease with five key health-related behaviors. But most only engage in two or three. And in wellness programs, 44% of members report having a chronic condition. Only 14% say their wellness program helps them better manage their disease. Wellness programs can improve that metric by using multiple communications channels and personalized health actions.

Read more at SHRM.

July 11, 2016

Despite evidence that financial incentives can significantly boost participation in wellness programs, the majority of wellness programs fail to provide meaningful inducements for key preventive health actions. A recent HealthMine survey found that 80% of wellness programs don’t offer incentives for cancer screenings and 66% don’t offer smokers any bonus for quitting.

Read more at Employee Benefit News.

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.