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How to Help Your Employees Become Smart Healthcare Shoppers

How to Help Your Employees Become Smart Healthcare Shoppers

Marcia Otto - in Technology

Employees continue to take on increasing responsibility for making key decisions about their health, including managing costs. Surveys from Aon Hewitt and the Kaiser Family Foundation indicate that the adoption of consumer-driven, high deductible health plans…

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6 Ways Healthcare Technology is Transforming Our Lives

Erica Silva - in Technology

From attempting to explain your situation to the best of your abilities, to the physician conducting a preliminary checkup and recommending diagnostic…

Can Blue Light Make You Sick?

Can Blue Light Make You Sick?

Nathan Walz - in Technology

One of the most overlooked health risks in today’s world is chronic exposure to blue light. This can lead to diabetes, obesity, depression and other…

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Fitbit to Acquire Pebble As Wearable Market Continues to Collapse

Daniel Pyne - in Technology

New reports show that Fitbit will acquire their competitor Pebble for $34 – 40 million, yet another sign of trouble in the falling wearable device market. Pebble is most famous for their record-breaking Kickstarter campaigns totaling more than $30 million.…

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What Happened to the Wellness Wearables Boom?

by Corporate Wellness Magazine - in Technology

It was not that long ago that wellness wearables were a hot topic of conversation. In 2013, the release of the Samsung Gear— popularizing the idea of a smartwatch—as well as the Pebble and a new line of Fitbit devices were released. Then at the end…

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Why Count Heart Rate and Not Steps

by Corporate Wellness Magazine - in Technology

In 1998, I ran my first full-marathon using a Polar heart rate monitor where a strap around my rib cage that held a sensor transmitted information to a wristwatch clarified my heart rate. As long as my heart rate remained within its target range, I was in…

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Data Privacy in the Age of Wearables

by Daniel Pyne - in Technology

With the recent explosion in the power of technology, big data has never been as important as it is today. Companies across the globe all use data in some way, whether it is Google or Facebook building a profile of users to better serve ads, or a wellness…

Summer Camp for the Technology-Addicted Employee | CWM

Send Your Technology-Addicted Employees to a “No Technology Allowed” Summer Camp

by Courteney Wolfe - in Technology

At Camp Grounded, a summer camp for adults, there are only a few simple rules: no talking about work, no referencing your real name or job title, and perhaps most importantly, no using cell phones, laptops, tablets, smartwatches, wearables, or any other type…

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Decision Support Systems for Modern Plan Designs

by Andrew Brickman - in Economics, Technology

Benefit plan designs are changing. How can employers help their employees make the best decision at open enrollment? Consider these stats: Employees who are very satisfied with their benefits are almost four times more likely to be very satisfied with their…

Do smartphone health apps actually help people be healthy?

Do Health Apps do More Harm than Good?

by Courtney Wolfe - in Technology

By According to Medical News Today, nearly 20 percent of all smartphone users have one or more health apps installed on their mobile device. Loosely translated, this means 500 million people worldwide use a smartphone app to track or manage their health on…

Technology’s Role in Improving Corporate Wellness Engagement and ROI

Technology’s Role in Improving Corporate Wellness Engagement and ROI

by Laura Walmsley - in Technology

The prevalence of corporate wellness programs is at an all-time high, with over 80 percent of mid- and large- sized corporations having a wellness program in place.”1 As these initiatives grow in number across industries, it becomes even more important to…

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Technological Wellness Equals Corporate Wellness: The Integral Connection

Lewis Fein - in Technology

Resolved: There can be no corporate wellness without technological wellness. There can be no way to encourage, track, or communicate with and correspond to workers, when an online health initiative succumbs to the chaos of faulty security, unreliable a