Taken from iHealthBeat.
For the survey, the researchers polled 1,000 mobile health app users and 500 health care professionals. The researchers defined a health care professional as allied health professionals, nurses and physicians.
Among surveyed health care professionals, the researchers found:
- 46% would like to introduce health apps into their practices within five years;
- 19% do not expect to start using apps at their practices within the next five years; and
- 16% are using health apps in their practices now.
In addition, the survey found:
- About 86% of health care professionals said that apps would help increase their understanding of patients’ conditions;
- 72% said patients who use apps would likely take greater responsibility for their health;
- About 50% said apps would make treatment more efficient; and
- 46% said apps would improve provider-patient relationships.
Meanwhile, 37% of health care professionals said the apps would improve patients’ quality of life, compared with 96% of patients who said the apps would do so.
Among the surveyed mobile health app users, the survey found:
- 60% of use apps to track activity and workouts;
- 53% use apps for exercise motivation;
- 49% count calories using apps;
- 32% said they share data collected through apps with their providers;
- 30% use apps to monitor existing health conditions; and
- 29% use apps for medication reminders (Pai, MobiHealthNews, 3/18).