health app adoption

By Brian Dolan June 29, 2015
Earlier this month a small MedPanel survey of 415 physicians practicing in the US reportedly found that a very small percentage of them -- just 15 percent -- were discussing health apps or wearables with their patients. After reviewing the raw survey results, however, it's clear the company's press release misstated its survey's findings. (The company has since corrected and updated it). One...
By Brian Dolan February 10, 2015
Source: Citrix Mobile Analytics Report, February 2015 While iOS devices still dominate, these days healthcare professionals may be more likely than other professionals to be Android, according to a recent report from Citrix. The report is based on a large swath of anonymous data gathered from the company's sizable global customer base, but Citrix says it should not be considered "a...
By Brian Dolan February 3, 2015
More than 40 million US smartphone owners are active users of at least one wellness or fitness app, according to research firm Parks Associates. The firm has also reported that one in four heads of household -- at homes with broadband -- use a mobile app to track their fitness or track their caloric intake. Last year the research firm published research that estimated 41 percent of caregivers in...
By Brian Dolan June 30, 2014
  The most frequent user of health and fitness apps for iPhones are mostly mothers between the ages of 25 and 54 who are sports fans and who generally lead healthy lifestyles, according to a recent study that tracked 6,800 health and fitness apps and about 100,000 people who used them. "In 2013 while the overall mobile app industry grew 115 percent in terms of average daily usage, the health and...
By Neil Versel March 28, 2012
A recent article in the Baltimore Sun about a series of mobile health studies underway at Johns Hopkins University referenced a person familiar to many a MobiHealthNews reader: Susannah Fox, the healthcare research guru at the Pew Internet & American Life Project. According to Fox, about 10 percent of U.S. adults who have cell phones – and nearly every adult in the country has one these days...
By Brian Dolan November 3, 2011
For more than a year now the Pew Research Centers's Internet & American Life Project has been tracking the adoption of health apps by adults in the US. In September 2010 Pew found that about 9 percent of all adult mobile phone users in the US had downloaded an app that "helped them track or manage their health." In its most recent survey in August 2011 Pew found that about 11 percent of all...
By Neil Versel May 18, 2011
If, as many have said, we are truly in the midst of a mobile health revolution, it's still in the early stages. Although 85 percent of adults in the U.S. have a cell phone, just 9 percent of that group have downloaded apps to help them track or manage health conditions. That's the word from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, which just published a report called “The...
By Brian Dolan April 26, 2011
A new survey by the Consumer Health Information Corporation (CHIC) found that for all types of smartphone apps (not just health) 74 percent of apps were no longer used after the tenth try. What's more, 26 percent of apps were dropped after the first try. Reasons for dropping an app included finding a better one (34.4 percent), its lack of "user friendliness" (32.6 percent), or it not being...