Survey: Consumers Are Using Monitoring Apps, But Not Sharing Results With Physicians

About 70 percent of consumers use fitness, calorie-counting or similar apps to help monitor their well-being, according to a survey by mobile solutions vendor Mobiquity. However, 60 percent of these users don't share information or trends gleaned from these apps with their healthcare providers.

Why are consumers not sharing this information? According to the survey, 73 percent of those who keep quiet about their app activity said they'd never considered sharing it with their physician, and 11 percent said they didn't think their physician would take them seriously.

The survey suggests physicians should be proactive about discussing app use with their patients, especially as the survey found 34 percent of non-monitoring app users would start tracking their health and fitness with an app if their physician suggested it.

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