Survey: 27% of Patients Use Web-Based HIT to Circumvent Physician Visits

Share on Facebook
Consumers in the United States believe that web-enabled mobile health is part of their healthcare solutions and is key to living longer lives, according to a survey commissioned by Royal Philips Electronics.

Philips commissioned Opinion Research Corporation to conduct a survey among a national sample of 1,003 adults, comprising 503 men and 500 women aged 18 years and older, living in the continental United States.

Key findings from the survey include:

• One in 10 Americans (11 percent) surveyed believe that web-based health information has saved their life or kept them from severe incapacitation.
• A quarter of the survey respondents have used symptom checker websites or home-based diagnosis technology as much as they have visited a physician.
• Twenty-seven percent of survey respondents admitted to using interactive, web-based health technologies rather than visiting a physician.
• More than one-third of respondents said they believe technology that allows one to monitor his/her own health is the key to living a long life.

More Articles on Health Information Technology:

NFL to Implement Electronic Health Record for Athletes
Nurses Sought for Feedback on EMRs
2 Texas Regional HIEs Are First to Create Inter-HIE Connections

© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2015. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.


New From Becker's Hospital CIO

Boards' knowledge of cybersecurity trends low

Read Now

Top 40 Articles from the Past 6 Months