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January 18, 2017

As the healthcare market undergoes continuous change, Americans may need more guidance approaching healthcare choices as thoughtful consumers. Sixty-three percent of people said insurance coverage was the top factor when choosing a doctor; a mere 28% of people sought doctors based on expertise that met their needs, according to a HealthMine survey of 500 insured consumers.

Read more at HealthPopuli.

January 17, 2017

Telemedicine has the potential to link patients with the most appropriate care for their healthcare needs--to and from anywhere in the United States. But there are still hurdles; 39 percent of 500 consumers surveyed by HealthMine in early 2016 hadn’t heard of telemedicine. More than 40 percent told researchers they preferred an in-person visit with a doctor.

Read more at Tech.Co.

January 9, 2017

Americans aren't gaining the full benefits of the technology revolution in healthcare. HealthMine surveys in 2016 uncovered that 46 percent of those who have access to digital health tools say they do not shift their health care decisions as a result of the data produced by the devices.

Read more at BenefitsPro.

January 5, 2017

Research with 2,500 consumers in 2016 uncovered that while plan sponsors may be collecting more health data than ever, consumers have too little insight into their health. For example, nearly half (46%) of Americans who use digital health tools say the data collected by these tools is not incorporated into their healthcare.

Read more at HIT Consultant.

January 4, 2017

Most consumers (58%) find a doctor by browsing through a list of in-network providers, rather than looking for a doctor whose specialties best meet their needs. The data comes from a new HealthMine report, and also shows that 90% of Americans believe their health could be better.

Read more at BenefitsPro.

December 19, 2016

A new HealthMine report found that 63 percent of consumers reported insurance coverage was their top issue for choosing a physician; patients choose physicians who are in their network while considering personal referrals, compatibility and technology less often.