January 16, 2020
Data and digital health tech were the focus of Stanford Medicine’s 2020 Health Trends Report.
Released late last week, the research survey of more than 700 physicians, residents and medical students found that many of these respondents are looking forward to incorporating these new tools into their practice.
“We found that current and future physicians are not only open to new technologies but...
March 10, 2016
Consumers care more about ease of use than trustworthiness when it comes to looking up health information online, according to a Makovsky survey of 1,035 US adults that was fielded by market research firm Kelton.
The survey revealed that although 59 percent of respondents said they trust health information that comes from advocacy group websites, just 16 percent said they use these websites to...
November 12, 2015
Diabetes monitoring app
Patients view physicians as more knowledgeable about digital health than physicians view themselves, according to a recent Ipsos survey of physicians, the general population, and people with diabetes in the UK and US. Ipsos' survey included responses for 200 US providers, 200 UK providers, 4,185 US consumers, 2,503 UK consumers, 416 people with Type 2 diabetes in the US...
October 13, 2015
A new survey of 1,500 consumers from Apple Watch research service Wristly has found that 83 percent of the Apple Watch owners surveyed said the device at least somewhat contributes to their overall health and fitness.
Just under 60 percent of respondents said the watch contributes to some change in their health and fitness and 24 percent said the device contributed to a lot of change.
February 13, 2015
Livongo Health's device for monitoring blood glucose.
New survey data from digital health agency Klick Health shows that diabetes patients who use digital tools to manage their health also feel healthier.
Klick Health employed Survey Sampling International (SSI) to poll 2,000 American adults with diabetes either online or via the telephone. Based on responses about how they use technology to...
February 4, 2015
A new survey of healthcare leaders, conducted by The Economist, belies a lack of consensus on both the benefits of mobile health and the barriers to implementation. The report highlights a widespread support for mobile health technologies, but also shows ongoing doubts about patient adoption and viable business models.
The Economist spoke to 144 healthcare leaders in the public and private...
January 13, 2015
Seventy percent of US consumers own a smartphone, while just 5.7 percent own a fitness-sensing wristband, according to a GlobalWebIndex survey of 7,500 US internet users conducted in the fourth quarter of 2014.
Although GlobalWebIndex labeled the category "smart wristband", in the survey question, the research company used Nike+ FuelBand, Jawbone Up, and Adidas miCoach as its only examples. Two...
October 2, 2012
According to Manhattan Research, the number of adults in the US who used their mobile phones for health information and tools grew from 61 million in 2011 to 75 million this year. Using tablets for accessing health information and tools doubled over the past year: 15 million US adults used tablets for health information last year and 29 million used them for health activities this year.
July 31, 2012
A recent report from PricewaterhouseCoopers, Customer Experience in Healthcare: The Moment of Truth, sketches out the rise of consumer health, and, of course, mobile is increasingly a key channel that providers need to get right.
PwC points to five "forces" that are pushing providers in the healthcare industry to revamp their customer experience strategies: Increased cost sharing (including high-...
June 25, 2012
According to a survey of 1,000 patients in the US, almost all patients (90 percent) want to use technology to better self-manage their own health. Accenture released the results from its survey at last week's America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) conference. These patients were interested in accessing their own health information, refilling prescriptions, and booking doctors appointments online...