June 8, 2015
A new survey of 1,200 consumers with either self- or employer-sponsored health insurance -- sponsored by HealthMine and conducted by Survey Sampling International -- indicates that interest in payer-led mobile health initiatives is still fairly low.
Although 89 percent of respondents use a smartphone, tablet, or both, only 30 percent of those surveyed said they would...
April 16, 2015
While most clinicians carry one or more mobile devices for a variety of use cases, it's still the case that no single screen is as popular as the desktop computer for physicians, according to a new survey released by Microsoft. The online survey of 402 U.S. physicians was conducted by YouGov.
Fifty percent of physicians used smartphones, 49 percent used laptop computers, and 23 percent used...
February 24, 2015
Almost two-thirds of Americans were interested in using a mobile app to manage their health, according to a new survey of 1,015 American adults by Makovsky Health and Kelton.
"Smartphones and wearables are driving a major behavioral shift in consumer health and wellness," Gil Bashe, executive vice president of Makovsky Health, said in a statement "Beyond a desire to speed access to information,...
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...
July 2, 2013
Mobile operator US Cellular released new data on consumer use of health and fitness apps. Just 10 percent of US Cellular customers use a mobile phone or tablet for health or fitness on a regular basis, according to a survey conducted on behalf of the company by Consumer Insights. The survey of 527 post-paid customers was conducted online in early April.
That 10 percent figure is pretty close to...
April 18, 2013
Manhattan Research shared a few more numbers from its annual "Taking the Pulse" online research survey of 2,950 physicians in a webinar this week. The numbers showed that smartphone, desktop and laptop use has leveled out among physicians while tablet adoption has risen to 72 percent, up from 62 percent last year. The 62 percent number was a surprise for Manhattan last year, more than doubling...
July 17, 2012
The federally funded Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has granted researchers at SUNY Downstate Medical Center a $500,000 award to conduct a two-year study that will determine the interest in and need for apps that help improve identification and management of risk factors for stroke.
SUNY Downstate Medical Center professor of neurology and emergency medicine Dr. Steven Levine...
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...
April 24, 2012
Researchers at nursing schools at the University of Virginia and Johns Hopkins University are set to begin a government funded study to determine whether surveys on tablets may be a better way to screen pregnant women for abuse over the existing method of a nurse verbally asking during a home visit, according to a report in Psych Central.
The study will oversee 4,000 screenings of women in...