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April 28, 2016

Three-quarters of consumers who use digital health said their health apps/devices led to direct health improvements, according to a HealthMine survey of 500 insureds. For those who reported that their health hadn’t changed after using digital health, the number one reason offered was infrequent use of health apps/devices.

April 27, 2016

Digital health start-ups raised a record $4.5 billion in funding in 2015, according to Rock Health. That's because digital health is not only increasing the quality and efficiency of healthcare, but also helping consumers obtain the best value for their healthcare dollar.

Read more at PE HUB.

April 26, 2016

Seventy-six percent (76%) of consumers who use digital health tools say their health apps/devices have made them healthier. Another 57% responded that using digital health tools has helped to lower their healthcare costs. The results are based on a March HealthMine survey of 500 insured consumers who use mobile/internet-connected health tools.

Read more at Health IT Outcomes.

April 11, 2016

Even though 59% of consumers using digital health tools suffer from a chronic condition, only 7% are using a disease management tool. Compare that to the 50% who are using an activity tracker/fitness app.

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

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.