Long-Haul Truckers: Mobile Wellness for Mobile Workers


Category: Mobile Wellness

This post first appeared in the Huffington Post The news that beloved actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was hit by a commercial truck and suffered horrific injuries sent shockwaves through the country. The news that the driver of the truck may have been driving for too many hours was just as shocking. And why would it not? Many… Read more »

Improving Health And Safety In The Trucking Industry


Category: Mobile Wellness

In recent weeks, there has been increased press and discussions on the trucking industry and the risks of driver fatigue.  Long hours on the road, often encouraged by pay per mile services, can result in truck drivers working without sufficient quantity and quality of sleep.  Studies show that 13% to 31% of trucking accidents are… Read more »

Wellable’s Nick Patel Answers Your Questions


Category: Mobile Wellness

It’s an exciting time for wellness.  The recent influx of technology and a shifting healthcare landscape have contributed to a rapidly changing wellness industry.  We receive lots of questions from our clients and readers about various wellness topics and industry trends, as well as requests for our thoughts and recommendations on particular mobile apps and… Read more »

Mobile Wellness Takes A Turn For the Mainstream In A Big Way


Category: Mobile Wellness

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 »

Apple Introduces Health App, A Wellable For Consumers


Category: Mobile Wellness

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 »

Curating And Connecting Consumer Wellness


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Old bulky wellness portals have been replaced by easy-to-use, high-engagement consumer wellness technology.  Employees are using wellness technology in their personal lives and corporate wellness programs are embracing consumer-oriented technology to provide an improved wellness experience for employees.  Incorporating wellness mobile apps like RunKeeper and wearable technology like Fitbit into an employee wellness program sounds… Read more »

Attracting The Young Invincibles


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The young adult population (a.k.a., the young invincibles), is considered crucial to the Accountable Care Act’s overall success.  According to CBS, “If enough young people decide not to buy insurance through state or federal marketplaces, it could throw off the market’s equilibrium and cause insurance rates to rise dramatically the following year.”  The Washington Post… Read more »

The Cure For The Common Corporate Wellness Program Needs A Second Opinion


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In a recent blog post titled, “The Cure for the Common Corporate Wellness Program,” authors Al Lewis and Vik Khanna detail issues they believe are pervading common corporate wellness programs.  While aspects of their attack on the wellness industry are certainly warranted, their analysis would benefit from a broader treatment of the wellness industry. Specifically,… Read more »

What Do Your Smartphone And Your Health Insurer Have In Common?


Category: Mobile Wellness

This post first appeared in the Huffington Post Stop for a moment and take a look at how you’re reading this article. If you’re like 56% of Americans, you’re probably reading it on your smartphone. And let’s face it—that smartphone goes with your everywhere and helps you with just about everything, from monitoring your social… Read more »

Apple’s Big Wellness Announcement


Category: Mobile Wellness

On Tuesday September 10th, Apple made its most significant health and wellness announcement to date.  If you keep up with mhealth (mobile health) news, you’ve probably read plenty on Apple’s M7 processor.  If you’re not an mhealth news junkie, then you may have missed the significance of Apple’s M7 announcement and it’s impact on the… Read more »