Just 7% of digital health users with chronic disease use management tools

More than half of digital health users (59 percent) have a chronic condition, according to a HealthMine survey. Yet, just 7 percent of these users turn to a mobile management tool to help with their condition.  

The biggest motivation for survey respondents using digital health tools is knowledge of the numbers associated with their condition, followed by a desire to improve health.

The most frequently used digital health tools, according to the survey, include:

•    Fitness app: 50 percent
•    Nutrition app: 46 percent
•    Weight loss app: 39 percent
•    Wearable activity tracker: 38 percent
•    Heart rate app: 30 percent
•    Pharmacy app: 28 percent
•    Patient portal: 22 percent
•    Sleep app: 22 percent
•    Blood pressure app: 19 percent
•    Smart/wireless scale: 16 percent
•    Stress app: 15 percent
•    Symptoms navigator: 14 percent
•    Medication tracker: 14 percent
•    Emotional well-being app: 14 percent
•    Prescription drug price comparison app: 11 percent
•    Provider services price comparison app: 10 percent
•    Blood glucose monitor: 9 percent
•    Internet connected thermometer: 8 percent
•    Disease management app: 7 percent
•    Smoking cessation app: 6 percent
•    Telemedicine app: 5 percent
•    Other: 1 percent

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