6 Statistics on the Use of mHealth
The digital platform of healthcare is becoming more and more widespread. The use of smartphones, tablets and mobile technology are on the rise in the medical field, and consumers can expect to see them around physician offices more frequently in the future.
Here are six statistics on the ever-growing use of mHealth, compiled and presented by Booz & Company.
1. Physicians are 250 percent more likely to own a tablet than other consumers.
2. Forty percent of physicians said tablets help cut down time spent on administrative tasks.
3. The number of nurses and physicians using smartphones in their everyday practices increased by 10 percent in the last year, from 78 percent in 2012 to 86 percent in 2013.
4. There are more than 10,000 medical apps available for consumers, but only 28 percent of smartphone users and 18 percent of tablet users report being "very satisfied" with the quality of the apps.
5. Eighty-eight percent of physicians want patients to monitor their health at home, including weight, blood sugar and vitals.
6. Approximately half of patients, 52 percent, said they would be comfortable undergoing a video consultation with their physician.
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