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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.

November 14, 2016

Despite the growing adoption of fitness trackers by employers, It's not totally clear whether trackers in the workplace always lead to better health or lower costs. Concerns about employee privacy and ability to achieve realistic goals using fitness trackers still linger.

Read more at The Chicago Tribune.

November 8, 2016

Growing healthcare costs are making health decisions tougher than ever for consumers. A HealthMine survey of insured Americans found that 40 percent had experienced increased health care costs in the last year. Yet nearly half of those hadn’t done a thing to change the way they managed their health care.

Read more at BenefitsPro.

October 27, 2016

Some experts say using digital therapeutics is like having a health coach in your pocket 24/7. This growing selection of digital health applications and devices has the potential to help members take more ownership of their health and lower healthcare costs..

Read more at mHealthIntelligence.

October 24, 2016

Even though 97% of employers agree that big data analytics are essential to guiding wellness programs and healthcare benefits, only 40% are currently using them. The data comes from a new poll by Geneia and the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions.

Read more at HealthIT Analytics.