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By Jonah Comstock June 27, 2017
A new survey of 700 non-professional family caregivers finds that just 30 percent say technology plays a major role in their caregiving. Forty-two percent say technology plays a minor role, and 28 percent says it plays no role at all. The survey was conducted by the Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI) to provide some guidance for  digital health companies looking to $470 billion per year home...
By Jonah Comstock June 2, 2017
A new, extensive report from Ericsson predicts that 5G connectivity will be increasingly important in healthcare as patients start to demand more connected care through wearables, apps, and telehealth. The report represents the results of two surveys carried out in Germany, Japan, South Korea, the UK and the US. The first was a survey of 4,500 advanced smartphone users. The sample is not...
By Jonah Comstock May 15, 2017
A new survey from HealthMine of 750 insured consumers shows that 83 percent of those consumers report using digital health tools. But while the news is good for digital health, it's not as good for health plans, the group that the survey focused on. Seventy-three percent of respondents said their health plan doesn't seem to understand their health well and 60 percent called for more communication...
By Jonah Comstock April 5, 2017
In the last five years, the percentage of hospitals that have a mobile strategy has nearly doubled, from 34 percent in 2012 to 65 percent this year. That’s one of the more striking findings from a survey of 300 healthcare professionals conducted recently by clinical communications provider Spok. The survey included doctors, nurses, IT staff, executives, and others. By virtue of having completed a...
By Jack McCarthy March 6, 2017
Patient expectations about the power of digital health records are well ahead of the ability of healthcare providers to keep up, according to a new survey. The report, by Transcend Insights, Humana’s population health management company, found that a vast majority of patients (97 percent) believe it is important for any health institution, regardless of type or location, to have access to their...
By Jonah Comstock March 2, 2017
Many current users of senior home care (either seniors receiving home care or loved ones arranging it) see technology, including wearables and mobile devices, as possible cures for the industry’s biggest challenges. In a survey of 250 home care users, conducted by home care startup HHAeXchange, respondents were mostly happy with their home care, giving it an average score of 7.7 out of 10. But...
By Jack McCarthy November 11, 2016
Healthcare organizations are moving fast to embrace mobile apps, with 82 percent implementing a mobile strategy, and 78 percent achieving positive ROI from mobile app investments already, according to a new survey published by open source software specialist Red Hat. In the coming year, Red Hat found, U.S. demand for patient-facing apps (60 percent) is expected to slightly outpace demand for...
By Heather Mack August 16, 2016
When it comes to the perception of who takes more responsibility for an individual’s care, patients and healthcare professionals may as well be on different planet. In a recent survey from Xerox’s health division, patients and the healthcare professionals providing and insuring their care showed a major disconnect in who takes the most responsibility: patients think they manage their healthcare;...
By Heather Mack July 7, 2016
Keep it simple. That’s what consumers are saying when it comes to health insurance companies' tech offerings, according to a recent survey by global consulting company PwC’s Strategy&.   According to the more than 500 consumers polled, what they want most aren't cutting edge technologies, but straightforward organizational tools that allow them the most basic functions like making...
By Jonah Comstock June 27, 2016
According to a new survey conducted by Harris Poll and commissioned by Salesforce, 59 percent of all consumers, and 70 percent of millennials, would choose a primary care physician who offers a patient-facing app over one who doesn't.  The survey results included 2,025 US adults aged 18 and older, among whom 1,736 have health insurance and a primary care doctor. The survey showed that by and...