October 2, 2017
According to a new survey of 500 Medicare plan members, 77 percent of Medicare beneficiaries have used digital health tools. Yet just nine percent of respondents indicated that their health plan integrated data from those tools.
Looking specifically at the 70 percent of beneficiaries with one or more chronic conditions, just eight percent said digital health tool data was used by their health...
September 19, 2017
A new survey from HealthMine of 500 Medicare users aged 65 and older suggests that most Medicare beneficiaries still either don’t have access to telemedicine options or aren’t aware of those options. Since the survey data is self-reported, it’s hard to tell which is the case.
Fifty-seven percent of seniors told HealthMine they didn’t know whether their plan offered telemedicine, while 31 percent...
May 15, 2017
A new survey from HealthMine of 750 insured consumers shows that 83 percent of those consumers report using digital health tools. But while the news is good for digital health, it's not as good for health plans, the group that the survey focused on.
Seventy-three percent of respondents said their health plan doesn't seem to understand their health well and 60 percent called for more communication...
July 11, 2016
PatientsLikeMe, a patient network platform wherein users can learn from others with the same condition, share experience and support, and track and manage health, appointed Marni Hall as its new senior vice president of research and policy. Hall comes from the FDA, where she was most recently the Director of Regulatory Science within the Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology for the...
April 4, 2016
Some 42 percent of insured consumers who use mobile-enabled health applications or devices said their biggest motivator to use digital health tools is knowing their numbers, according to a survey of 500 insured consumers fielded by Survey Sampling International (SSI) and sponsored by online health and wellness program vendor HealthMine.
About 52 percent of respondents said they are enrolled in a...
July 20, 2015
Forty-one percent of consumers have never heard of telemedicine, according to a new survey of 1,200 consumers conducted by Survey Sampling International on behalf of HealthMine. That number goes down for millennials, just 30 percent of whom say they haven't heard of telemedicine, but it goes up for the 45 to 64 age group, 46 percent of whom hadn't heard of telemedicine.
HealthMine is a consumer...
July 13, 2015
Some 46 percent of people who were diagnosed with a chronic condition in the last two years discovered their chronic illness through a wellness program, according to a HealthMine survey of 750 adults who were enrolled in employer-sponsored wellness programs. The survey was conducted in April 2015 and fielded by Survey Sampling International (SSI).
HealthMine reported that 28...
June 8, 2015
A new survey of 1,200 consumers with either self- or employer-sponsored health insurance -- sponsored by HealthMine and conducted by Survey Sampling International -- indicates that interest in payer-led mobile health initiatives is still fairly low.
Although 89 percent of respondents use a smartphone, tablet, or both, only 30 percent of those surveyed said they would...
April 9, 2015
It's no surprise that 94 percent of consumers currently enrolled in wellness programs have heard of the Apple Watch, given how much buzz is surrounding the forthcoming wearable. Perhaps more surprising is that less than half are interested in buying one.
HealthMine surveyed 750 consumers enrolled in wellness programs and found that only 42 percent were willing to buy an Apple Watch. Six percent...
March 3, 2015
While we have tracked the slow spread of misinformation about the Apple Watch's health tracking capabilities, at least one recent survey indicates one segment of the general public knows what the device can do.
According to the small survey, 82 percent of people know that the Apple Watch has health and fitness tracking features. The survey included responses from 561 consumers with company-...