Apps are Transforming Healthcare

Millions of Americans report that smartphones and apps have changed the way they manage their health and wellness.  As Americans begin to use wearable devices to track and collect their personal health data, we will see more of a willingness to share that data with healthcare providers and intermediaries.  Apigee Institute recently conducted a survey to look at smartphone and app usage in the United States as it relates to health and wellness.  The 2015 Digital Impact Survey surveyed 1,000 smartphone owners over the age of 18 and found a 70% increase (over its 2013 survey) in adoption of smartphone and apps to manage health and wellness.  Here are some highlights of the survey’s findings:

86% of those using both a fitness device and apps to manage their health and wellness feel their devices give them more control over their lives.

80% of those surveyed expect a doctor to offer key services via apps either now or within the next one to two years.

78% of those who use both a fitness device as well as apps via their smartphone to manage their health and wellness claim that they are healthier.

71% of millennials say smartphones and apps have changed the way they manage their health and wellness.

66% of those who use either fitness devices or fitness and health apps to track health and fitness claim that they are healthier.

60% of smartphone owners over the age of 18 say smartphones and apps have changed the way they manage their health and wellness.

53% of millennials want their doctors to use data from their fitness tracker and/or from health apps as part of their care; 49% of the total surveyed also desire this.

37% of those surveyed claim that they are healthier thanks to their smartphone and apps.

28% of millennials would prefer a doctor who uses app and fitness tracker data as a regular part of their practice.

The survey can be found here.

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