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May 27, 2016

The use of digital health tools in primary care could save the U.S. healthcare system $10 billion annually, according to Accenture. There are now hundreds of thousands of digital health apps and devices in the market. But, despite growing adoption of these tools by consumers, nearly half (46%) say their doctor is not incorporating digital health data into their healthcare.

Read more at Healthcare Informatics.

May 18, 2016

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) unveiled a final ruling on wellness program guidelines, allowing employers to offer incentives up to 30% of the total cost of an employee's self-only coverage for wellness participants. The new rules could lead to an expansion of wellness programs with more robust designs that help employees improve health.

Read more at USA Today.

May 16, 2016

Using digital health tools in primary care could save the US healthcare system $10 billion annually, according to Accenture. In wellness, health-related wearables, devices and apps can also help individuals quit smoking, utilize the highest value, lowest cost healthcare services, and better manage chronic conditions. But disease management, smoking cessation and telemedicine have the lowest adoption of all digital health tools. HealthMine analyzed the results of a survey with 500 insured consumers who use digital health tools in its new 2016 Digital Health Report.

Read more at HIT Consultant....

May 13, 2016

Much of the data collected by wearables, activity trackers, and health apps is not being incorporated into guiding healthcare, according to a new HealthMine report. Forty-two percent (42%) say their digital health data goes nowhere, and 46% say the data they collect is not used in their healthcare. The report is based on a March/April survey of 500 insured consumers who use digital health tools.

Read more at BenefitsPro.

May 12, 2016

The vast majority of US consumers with chronic issues such as mental illness, heart disease and diabetes simply aren’t using their mobile and/or Internet-connected digital health apps to control these conditions. In a recent survey by HealthMine, 59% of respondents said they have at least one chronic health condition, but only 7% said they use any type of disease management tool. In contrast, the survey respondents showed a strong preference for lifestyle health apps.

Read more at Samsung Business Insights.

May 9, 2016

More than 80% of physicians have adopted EHRs, and 60% of consumers who use digital health tools say they have an EHR. However, the majority are accessing their health record to simply "stay informed." Only 22% of digital consumers use their EHR to help make medical decisions, according to a recent HealthMine survey.

Read the full story at Executive Insight.