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July 29, 2016

The majority of wellness programs not incentivized financially--according to a survey of 750 consumers enrolled in these programs--were disease management/medication adherence at 83 percent, cancer screenings at 80 percent, smoking cessation at 66 percent, biometric screenings at 59 percent and health risk assessments at 53 percent.

Read more at Health Risk Management Review.

July 25, 2016

Incentives and personalization are key ingredients of a wellness program with engaged members, according to two recent consumer surveys. For example, over 80 percent of respondents said their wellness programs do not reward disease management and medication adherence activities, nor cancer screenings. Only 44 percent of patients reported that their programs offer incentives for quitting smoking. 

Read more at PatientEngagementHIT.

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.