One-Third of Physicians Have Recommended an App to Their Patients

Physicians are increasingly incorporating smartphones into patient care, according to a new survey.

More than one-third of practicing physicians have recommended a mobile app to their patients in the past year. Additionally, 47 percent of physicians have used their own smartphone to show patients images or videos.

These responses indicate physicians are embracing smartphones and related technology to help foster individual wellness and improve population health.

"This data shows physicians are thinking about patient outcomes and indicates an opportunity for companies that can provide them digital tools to help them meet their targets," said Monique Levy, vice president of research at Manhattan Research, which conducted the survey.

The results of the survey are based on responses from 3,066 physicians.

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