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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.

June 15, 2016

Only 29% of plan sponsors offer their members a price comparison tool, according to a new HealthMine survey of 750 consumers enrolled in wellness programs. Perhaps that is why so many--70%--do not shop around for medical services or pharmaceutical drugs before buying.

Read more at BenefitsPro.

June 10, 2016

Advanced data analytics are now helping to transform the myriad of health data we collect into actionable, clinical recommendations that can improve health and lower costs for consumers.

Read more at Entrepreneur.