DALLAS, Feb. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- 85.6 million Americans are living with some form of cardiovascular disease—and wellness programs have the potential to help them. A January HealthMine survey of 501 consumers with known heart disease and/or risk found that 38% of people are enrolled in a wellness program. 43% of those individuals say they discovered their heart condition/risk through their wellness program.
Wellness programs can help consumers identify and manage their disease or risk by providing awareness, recommended health actions and meaningful incentives to manage health. HealthMine's survey found that 68% of respondents enrolled in wellness programs also have access to a disease management program. 86% of those with access participate in their disease management program.
Direct and indirect costs of cardiovascular diseases and stroke total more than $320.1 billion in the U.S., according to the American Heart Association. That includes health expenditures and lost productivity. But 79% of respondents enrolled in wellness plans said their program helps them manage their healthcare costs. 42% say their wellness program helps them manage their healthcare costs a lot.
Bryce Williams, CEO and President of HealthMine said: "Heart disease strikes someone in the U.S. once about every 43 seconds. But, we have the power to lessen the impact." He continued: "Through personal clinical engagement, we can help people find out sooner, learn what they need to do and motivate them to do it."
About the Survey
The HealthMine survey queried 501 consumers with known heart disease or risk enrolled in a 2016 health plan, and was fielded by Survey Sampling International (SSI) in January 2016. Respondents were screened from 3,175 consumers. Data were collected via an opt-in panel. The margin of error is 4%. Survey Sampling International (SSI) has been the Worldwide Leader in Survey Sampling and Data Collection Solutions, across every mode, for 37 years.
HealthMine is a leading healthcare technology company with the mission to empower everyone to own their health. HealthMine has created an unparalleled Personal Clinical Engagement technology platform that makes it easy for members to manage their health because they know: 1) where they stand, 2) what they need to do, and 3) what's in it for them. The platform works by automatically intaking each member's clinical and behavioral health data, and analyzing it through a rigorous, clinical rules engine. HealthMine identifies healthy, at-risk, and chronically sick individuals in a population, uncovering health risks that often go unnoticed. Applying deep understanding of a member's health, lifestyle and behavioral patterns, HealthMine creates a dynamic, personalized health action plan and tracks outcomes. Serving more than one million members, HealthMine has saved employers and payers more than $100 million in healthcare costs. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Dallas, Texas with offices in San Mateo, California, and Eatontown, New Jersey.