Wellness News

HealthMine News

June 3, 2016

Sixty-two percent of people who paricipate in wellness programs believe that all health plan members should enroll in wellness. The data comes from a new Healthine survey of 750 consumers who participate in wellness programs. What's more, 47% say their healthcare costs would decrease if wellness programs had 100% participation.

Read more at Business Insurance.

May 31, 2016

Wellness programs are increasingly taking aim at diabetes, engaging those with the chronic condition to manage their health by using a combination of digital health tools and dynamic, personalized incentives.

Read more at Managed Care Magazine.

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.