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March 21, 2016

While 39% of tech-savvy consumers have not heard of telemedicine, 93% of those who have used it say it lowered their healthcare costs. The data, from a new HealthMine survey of 500 consumers, also shows a lack of understanding in when and how to use telemedicine.

Read more at mHealth Intelligence.

March 16, 2016

Medical costs and lost productivity due to chronic disease carry a $2.2 trillion price tag for Americans, according to a new report by the Global Wellness Institute. Many of these conditions are largely preventable with lifestyle changes. But a surprising number of consumers lack essential knowledge about their own health status.

Read more at Employee Benefit News.

March 15, 2016

One third of consumers are using mobile apps for health, according to a recent Accenture survey. Approximately 20% are being driven to mobile health tools by their doctor. One important benefit: Mobile tools have the potential to help people with chronic disease. For example, nearly three quarters (74%) of heart patients who use an activity tracker say it helps them manage their condition.

Read more at Health Populi.

March 9, 2016

The HealthMine Advisory Board will help guide the company in taking individual and population wellness to the next level. Additional members include Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, Dr. Mark B. McClellan, Dave Osterndorf, Admiral Bill Owens, and Governor Bill Owens.

Read more at PR Newswire.

March 7, 2016

Wellness programs can play a pivotal role in guiding workers to better hearth health and lowering health plan sponsors' costs, according to a new study by HealthMine. Fifty-one percent of those surveyed earlier this year for the HealthMine Cardiovascular Report said their condition reduces their productivity at work. At the same time, 79% of people enrolled in wellness programs said they help them manage their health costs, according to the report.

Read more at Business Insurance.

February 29, 2016

There are a number of ways online healthcare tools can be better designed to help people make smart healthcare decisions. But first, they need to facilitate individuals getting and understanding their own health information.

Read more at BenefitsPro.