Survey: 5 healthcare technologies ranked by patient use, interest

Almost one-third of patients have used text message appointment reminders in the past year, according to a survey out of Tempe, Ariz.-based University of Phoenix College of Health Professions.

The University of Phoenix College of Health Professions conducted the national survey of 2,201 adults via online interviews.

Here are five healthcare technologies, ranked by number of respondents who have used the service in the past year.

1. Text message appointment reminders: 28 percent

2. E-prescription filling services: 26 percent

3. Online access to health records: 25 percent

4. Online appointment booking services: 15 percent

5. Online chat capabilities: 5 percent

Here are five healthcare technologies, ranked by number of respondents who are interested in accessing the service in the future.

1. Online access to health records: 37 percent

2. E-prescription filling services: 33 percent

3. Online appointment booking services: 32 percent

4. Text message appointment reminders: 31 percent

5. Online chat capabilities: 18 percent

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