October 28, 2020
Virtual doctors' appointments give patients the freedom to consult a healthcare provider whenever and wherever they want, but new research from DrFirst shows that telehealth also gives patients an excuse to be distracted during their appointments.
The healthcare technology and consulting services company conducted a national survey of consumers and found that, while nearly half of Americans have...
May 15, 2018
In a survey of 200 healthcare professionals, 80 percent rated their online reputation as very or extremely important and 90 percent expressed concern about the risks of negative feedback. But only 46 percent of respondents were planning to put resources toward improving that reputation in the next year.
The survey was commissioned by PatientPop, a digital health company with a vested interest in...
October 17, 2017
Fifty-nine percent of American adults used a website like WebMD to look up symptoms instead of visiting a primary care physician, according to a new survey, while only 12 percent used telemedicine in place of primary care.
The data comes from the University of Phoenix College of Health Professionals, which completed an online survey of 2,201 individuals across a range of demographic backgrounds....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...