Wellness News

HealthMine News

March 5, 2015

Partnerships will Drive New, Consumer-Governed Options for Managing Health

SAN FRANCISCO, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

SeeChange Health, a leader in value-based health benefit solutions, is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with the Colorado Health Insurance Cooperative (the CO-OP). This partnership, a first for SeeChange Health under the Affordable Care Act, gives Colorado residents increased options for benefit access and affordability, and encourages consumers to take a more active role in their health.

“SeeChange Health is committed to empowering consumers in their health decisions, which aligns with the mission of the Colorado CO-OP,” said Martin Watson, CEO of SeeChange Health. “We are pleased to provide Colorado consumers a new, proven... Read More

March 3, 2015

Apple Watch sales are around the corner. And when it comes to who will buy it, age matters. In fact, age plays an important role in preferences for healthcare tools and accessibility, a recent survey by HealthMine uncovered. Despite a growing selection of health tracking technologies (including the soon-to-be-launched Apple Watch), the survey revealed that the desktop/laptop computer is still the number one way people prefer to access their health information. While 46% of people age 18-34 are interested in getting the Apple Watch to track their health, 60% of individuals age 55 and over are not interested in the Apple Watch. (Dolan, 3/15)

Read the full article here... Read More

February 27, 2015

JFK Health’s employee wellness program, which links benefits incentives and rewards to preventive health screenings, has helped the hospital save more than $5 million in healthcare costs and decrease hospital admissions and readmissions by up to 50%. The hospital uses HealthMine’s Personal Clinical Engagement platform to engage employees in health improvement and measure success. (Melinda Young, February 2015)

Read Full Article.

February 19, 2015

Projected to deliver more than $6 billion in healthcare savings per year to U.S. companies, telemedicine is a fast-growing service that can help drive sustainable engagement in wellness thanks to convenience, accessibility and low-cost. HealthMine has integrated the Doctor on Demand telemedicine service into its Personal Clinical Engagement platform to bring this benefit to more consumers.

Read more at News-Medical.

February 13, 2015

While consumers feel they have relatively easy access to their health and benefits information, they may be confused about what it means and how to use it. A HealthMine survey revealed that 53% of employees with a sponsored health plan feel it’s not so easy to either understand their personal health information, or understand what they need to do to maintain or improve their health, or both.

Read Newsfactor article.

February 11, 2015

While most consumers say it’s relatively easy to access information from their health plans, more than half say it’s difficult to either understand their personal health information, and/or understand what they need to do to maintain or improve their health, according to recent data from HealthMine. Providing additional guidance on health can help employers create sustained engagement in health and wellness programs. (Otto, 2/11)

Read more at Employee Benefit News.