8% of employees use telemedicine services included in wellness programs: 18 insights

A recent survey of 5,000 nongovernment employees working at organizations with 1,000 or more employees found just 8 percent of workers utilized a telemedicine offering included in their companies' wellness programs, according to a mobihealthnews report. 


The survey also measured how important respondents felt various digital health offerings were to personal health management. Here are 18 findings from the survey.

Websites with physician/hospital ratings
•    Very important: 36 percent
•    Moderately important: 31 percent
•    Not important: 33 percent

Wearable devices for monitoring fitness
•    Very important: 29 percent
•    Moderately important: 25 percent
•    Not important: 46 percent

Apps to monitor a health condition
•    Very important: 21 percent
•    Moderately important: 26 percent
•    Not important: 53 percent

Apps to track diet
•    Very important: 26 percent
•    Moderately important: 26 percent
•    Not important: 48 percent

Price comparison site for health services
•    Very important: 25 percent
•    Moderately important: 30 percent
•    Not important: 45 percent

Online consultations with healthcare providers
•    Very important: 23 percent
•    Moderately important: 29 percent
•    Not important: 48 percent

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