Wellness News

HealthMine News

August 6, 2015

83% of Americans do not know their blood-glucose level, according to a recent HealthMine survey, contributing to a $322 billion bill for diabetes each year. Additionally, more than one out of three Americans has pre-diabetes, but most do not know about it. Wellness programs can help to lower the cost of diabetes and other chronic conditions by arming people with knowledge—the first step to disease prevention and management.

Read more at Managed Healthcare Executive.

July 29, 2015

According to recent survey data, as many as 41 percent of consumers have not heard of telemedicine. Among those who have heard of it, younger adults are more willing to adopt it. 58 percent of 25 to 34 year olds would be willing to use telemedicine, compared to just 37 percent aged 55 to 64.

Read more at Health Data Management.

July 29, 2015

Telemedicine and wellness programs aid in the early detection and monitoring of chronic illness, according to new data. Although many people are unfamiliar with telemedicine, awareness improves among younger populations. About half of 25 to 34 year olds said they could recognize how and when to use telemedicine. Integrating telemedicine into wellness programs has the potential to improve chronic illness and overall population health management.

Read more at Health IT Analytics.

July 22, 2015

Telemedicine is gaining in popularity as an alternative to in-person medical services. However, adoption is limited by the fact that many consumers have never heard of telemedicine and don’t understand when it’s best to use it. Read more at MobiHealthNews.

Read more at MobiHealthNews.

July 20, 2015

People want plan sponsors to offer health screenings to help detect risk factors, according to recent survey data. Wellness programs can do this by enabling people to learn their key health facts, and by connecting them to their personal clinical data anytime, anywhere, says CEO Bryce Williams.

Read more at Employee Benefit Adviser.

July 20, 2015

Health care consumers are more willing to complete some types of wellness health screenings than others. 69 percent said they would do cholesterol screenings, while just 41 percent would do a skin cancer analysis. The potential to expose previously undetected chronic disease is just one of the benefits of participating in wellness programs, which are most successful when they educate consumers about their clinical health risk.

Read more at benefitspro.