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Decisions…Decisions: Choosing the Right Wearable Fitness Tracker

Jonathan Edelheit, JD - in Features

As wearable fitness trackers gain increasing mainstream popularity and their manufacturers develop new devices to support consumer fascination with these products, employers will be hard-challenged to keep pace with implementing strategies that take full advantage…

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Apple Smart Watch – A Corporate Wellness Game Changer

Corporate Wellness Magazine - in Editorial

  For those who closely follow the Corporate Health & Wellness space, wearable technology that monitors weight, blood pressure, heart rate, calories burned, quality of sleep and so forth, is nothing new to you. As discussed just last week in Corporate…

Secure smartphone apps are essential to trust in corporate wellness programs.

Building Secure Apps, Part Two: The Corporate Challenge

Andrew Hoog - in News & Insights

A recent article in Internet Retailer notes that US consumers will make $18.2 billion in purchases on their smart phones this year, an increase of 143% over 2011.  Currently, 58% of Americans own a smart phone and those numbers are on the increase and show…

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Corporate Wellness and Digital Awareness: Defending the Most Vital Information

Randy Reaney - in News & Insights

Corporate wellness is both a philosophy and a summons to action. Concerning the latter, and the manner in which so much private information migrates from paper to "the cloud," as distant (in theory) as the liquid droplets, frozen crystals and various chemicals…

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Effective Disease Prevention Doesn’t Have to Be a Drag

Mike Payne - in News & Insights

Healthcare expenditure in the U.S. in 2014 is forecasted to be $3.8 trillion. Despite this staggering sum, three in every four Americans will die prematurely from a chronic disease - conditions that are related to lifestyle, habit or circumstance. The plain…

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Weight Loss Programs – Shed the Pounds and Save Some Money

Jeff Hyman - in Economics

There aren’t many companies that couldn’t use an extra million dollars. If you run a company with a thousand employees, that’s how much you could be saving by instituting a corporate wellness program for your employees. Studies show that two-thirds of…

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Watch your Step – Smart Watches and other Wearables for Health & Fitness

Corporate Wellness Magazine - in News & Insights

I had a dream last night that my wife gave me a wristwatch for my birthday. It’s a combination, phone, television, music library, day planner, remote control for all my appliances and lights, a camera, calculator, personal shopper, dictionary, game console,…

Mobile App Security

Insecure Mobile Apps: What Is Really Happening with Your Health and Wellness Data

Andrew Hoog - in News & Insights

With the rise of the BYOD (bring your own device) workplace and companies playing an increasingly active role in the health and wellness of its employees, utilizing mobile apps to encourage employees to track fitness, exercise and weight loss progress can…

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Mobile Technology: A New Tool for Curbing Employer Healthcare Costs   

Robert Oscar - in Economics

As healthcare reform shifts into high gear, a growing number of employers recognize the value of convenient, streamlined health information and access. Specifically, they are investing in mobile health (mHealth) -- the use of mobile technology devices and…

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Wearables Set to Rejuvenate Corporate Wellness

Srinivasa Vanukuri - in News & Insights

Digital fitness trackers are the latest to make inroads into the employee wellness segment. Studies indicate that over 13 million such wearable activity-tracking devices will be streamlined into employee wellness programs by 2018. This figure hovered around…

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Leveraging Digital Technology to Create Healthy Habits & Impact Community Health

Garth Graham, M.D. - in News & Insights

Now, more than ever, digital technology is playing a vital role in how we live our daily lives, including how we manage our health.  According to the Pew Research Center, the use of mobile technology is on the rise with 91 percent of Americans owning cell…

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Engagement is the Key to Success

Bart Turney - in Others

Engagement is the Key to Success As an HR professional, you have sifted through demographic data models, painstakingly crafting plan changes and offering incentives for employees to opt into consumer-directed health plans (CDHP). You have waged an all out…