When people think about employee wellness, they generally think about improving employee health and reducing healthcare costs. In 2010 Harvard researchers found that on average, there was a 6:1 return on investment (ROI) associated with employee wellness. The study found “that medical costs fall about $3.27 for every dollar spent on wellness programs, and absentee… Read more »
Monthly Archives: June 2014
Boston Tech Industry News recently interviewed Nick Patel of Wellable. Nick provides his thoughts on wellness apps, gamification, Wellable’s partnership with the Clinton Foundation, the Boston tech ecosystem, and more. Click here to read the full interview.
Only about 20% of American adults over the age of 18 get the recommended amount of physical activity. That’s a pretty startling statistic. According to the CDC, the average adult should get at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of activity each week. 20% is far from a passing grade; America is failing! We all… Read more »
LeBron James scored 35 points in Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday, but the emerging star of the night was mobile wellness. Both Apple and Samsung ran mobile wellness commercials during the game. Viewers of the NBA finals and other sports enthusiasts are clearly a target market for these tech giants. It will… Read more »
When Apple announces a new product, the industry takes notice. Apple’s recent announcement of Health made headlines and created a buzz of excitement in the mobile health industry. The Health app is a consumer facing mobile app that will be pre-loaded on iPhones and included with the iOS 8 upgrade. Health aggregates data from a… Read more »