Doctors & Patients Are Embracing mHealth

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patient engagementA recently published survey conducted by Research Now found that more and more doctors and patients are keen on using mHealth technology as part of their healthcare.

 

The survey, which spoke to 500 health professionals and 1,000 mHealth app users, found the following:

 

  • 46% of healthcare professionals say that they will introduce mobile apps to their practice in the next five years.
  • 86% of healthcare professionals believe that health apps will increase their knowledge of patients’ conditions.
  • 96% of users think that health apps help to improve their quality of life.
  • 72% of healthcare professionals believe that health apps will encourage patients to take more responsibility for their health.

 

The study also talks about the growing number of clinically focused mHealth apps, in addition to the huge variety of fitness and diet applications.

 

In addition, the Pew Research Center recently found that 64% of American adults own a smartphone. It makes sense to put them to work to help people better manage their health!

 

We’re very excited to see positive growth in the mHealth space and completely agree that smartphone technology can improve health for patients – especially those suffering from multiple chronic conditions.

 

What do you think about the rise of mHealth apps – especially on the clinical side? Let us know on LinkedIn if you have a chance!