Research

HealthMine Proprietary Research

Because diabetes is a pervasive chronic disease inflating costs for American consumers and health plan sponsors, HealthMine sought to understand how consumers are managing with this illness and how it impacts their lives. Data and analysis in this report may be useful to health plan executives and benefits leaders in better engaging individuals with chronic disease in their population in order to improve their lives and lower their healthcare costs.

  • 73% of people with diabetes and pre-diabetes report difficulty coping with their illness and 66% feel their diabetes is not completely under control.
  • 72% have at least one other chronic condition. 67% have had health complications. One out of five also struggles with chronic pain, cardiovascular disease or mental illness

The objective of the HealthMine Consumer Wellness Report is to give health plan sponsors insight into member attitudes and desires about health and wellness programs. Data and analysis in this report may be useful to executives and benefits leaders in guiding the strategy and design of their wellness programs to maximize impact and effectiveness.

To give health plan sponsors insight into member attitudes and desires about health and wellness programs, HealthMine queried 1,929 consumers on topics including engagement, incentives, and healthcare costs and published the results in the first issue of its quarterly HealthMine Consumer Wellness Report. Data and analysis in this report may be useful to executives and benefits leaders in guiding the strategy and design of their wellness programs to maximize effectiveness.

Three Year Study of 120,000 individuals demonstrates the power of the company’s health engagement platform

 

HealthMine promotes behavior change and incents healthy behaviors, especially in members who do not traditionally undertake preventive health actions or manage chronic conditions. In a recent study of 120,000 employees over a 3-year period, results found:

  1. Close to 80% of the incentive program members earned points. Slightly increased and sustained engagement levels are observed as the program entered the second and third year.
  2. During the 3-year period, there was an increase in wellness/preventive visits, compliance with obtaining healthy biometric measurements, and taking actions to control unhealthy biometric measurement results.
  3. Hospital utilization showed a decreased trend averaging 10-20% in hospital admissions, bed days, and ER visits over year-1. Hospital readmission rates had a 50% reduction by year-3, while length of stay slightly decreased, reflecting that the right care was provided in the right setting.