The Wellable Blog

Wellable's Nick Patel Answers Your Questions

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 ...
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Apple Introduces Health App, A Wellable For Consumers

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.
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Curating And Connecting Consumer Wellness

Old bulky wellness portals have been replaced by easy-to-use, high-engagement consumer wellness technology.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 ...
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Attracting The Young Invincibles

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

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

This post first appeared in the Huffington Post
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Apple’s Big Wellness Announcement

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 ...
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Putting The Mobile Wellness Puzzle Together

In a recent article titled, “Why Can’t All My Sensors Get Along?” Michael Essany highlights the lack of meaningful connectivity among mobile wellness apps and devices.  Essany argues that while health and wellness resources are available, they are ...
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Use Mobile Wellness To Gain Market Share On Individual Exchanges

As a result of the Affordable Care Act, each state is required to have an insurance exchange or marketplace where individuals can purchase health insurance.  The rise of individual health insurance marketplaces presents an opportunity for insurers ...
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The Growth Of Fitness App Downloads Will...

According to a new IHS Electronics and Media report, sports and fitness mobile app installations are expected to grow to 248 million in 2017, a 60% increase from 2012.  Assuming this growth occurs, there will be a number of important consequences.  ...
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