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April 8, 2016

Health apps and devices have exploded in growth in recent years, but they’re not being used by the people who need them most--those with chronic conditions. In a HealthMine survey of 500 insured consumers who use digital health tools, 59 percent of them have a chronic health condition. But just 7 percent of those people are using disease management tools – even as 50 percent use a fitness or activity tracker app.

Read more at Healthcare IT News.

April 7, 2016

The ultimate motivator for consumers to use digital health tools is concern for their own health. In a HealthMine survey of 500 insured consumers who use health devices/apps, only 10% gave incentives as their reason, while 42% said knowing the numerical value of their health-related data was their main motivation.

Read more at TechTarget SearchHealthIT.

April 6, 2016

Forty-two percent of insured consumers who use Internet connected health applications or devices said their biggest motivator to use digital health tools is knowing their numbers.

Read more at MobiHealthNews.

April 4, 2016

Half of the nation’s newly insured consumers are using a digital health tool and are enrolled in a wellness program at work – but very few are using digital health for clinical purposes. A HealthMine survey of 500 insured consumers who use mHealth tools found that even though 59% are struggling with at least one chronic condition, only 7% use a disease management tool.

Read more at mHealthIntelligence.

April 4, 2016

Even though 75% of consumers who use digital health tools say they are willing to share their self-collected health data with their doctors, only 32% say it happens automatically. What's more, 46 percent say their physician does not incorporate self-collected health data in their healthcare.

Read more at Becker's Health IT & CIO Review.

April 1, 2016

Despite the promise and potential of mobile and connected healthcare technology, not enough people are using it. A January HealthMine survey found that three-quarters of people with known heart disease or risk said their activity tracker was helping them manage their condition, but only 16 percent were actually using one to manage their health.

Read more at mHealthIntelligence.