93% of Healthcare Professionals Believe mHealth Apps Can Improve Patient Outcomes

A survey, conducted by eClinicalWorks, a provider of ambulatory clinical solutions, found that 93 percent of healthcare professionals think that a mobile health application can help improve the health outcomes of patients.

eClinicalWorks conducted an online survey among 2,291 healthcare professionals in the United States in January 2013. The survey includes responses from 649 healthcare professionals.

Other key findings of the survey are:

•    Eighty-nine percent are likely to recommend a mobile health application to a patient.
•    Fifty-eight percent said a top benefit of a mobile health application linked to electronic health records was the ability to provide patients with automatic appointment alerts and reminders.
•    Sixty-five percent said that medication adherence was the top health issue that a mobile health application linked to electronic health records could immediately impact.

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