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By Aditi Pai June 17, 2013
App data services company Flurry released statistics based on results from 15,000 iOS users in the US about how Millennials, defined as young adults aged 25 to 34 years old, and all age groups use smartphones. The data came from apps with Flurry's data-collecting software installed. All categories surveyed, including Sports, Health and Fitness, rose steadily during the day and peaked in the...
By Jonah Comstock April 15, 2013
Microsoft HealthVault is one way patients can track health data. Seventy percent of doctors report that at least one patient is sharing some form of health measurement data with them, according to Manhattan Research's annual "Taking the Pulse" online survey of 2,950 practicing physicians. Self-tracking is a budding area of research for pollsters -- it was the headliner metric for the Pew...
By Brian Dolan November 8, 2012
As has been tradition for some time now, every year around this time the digital health community gets a wake up call. The Pew Internet & American Life Project published its latest report on mobile health this morning and while it is filled to the brim with helpful, encouraging statistics related to mobile health adoptions, buried deep within is an outright discouraging one. Health app...
By Jonah Comstock November 8, 2012
Source: Pew Internet/CHCF Health Surveys: August 9 ‐ September 13, 2010 , N=3,001 adults; August 7 ‐ September 6, 2012, N=3,014 adults ages 18+. Margin of error for both surveys is +/‐ 3 percentage points for results based on cell phone owners. About 11 percent of all mobile phone users and 19 percent of smartphone users have at least one health app on their device, according to Pew Internet...
By Neil Versel March 28, 2012
A recent article in the Baltimore Sun about a series of mobile health studies underway at Johns Hopkins University referenced a person familiar to many a MobiHealthNews reader: Susannah Fox, the healthcare research guru at the Pew Internet & American Life Project. According to Fox, about 10 percent of U.S. adults who have cell phones – and nearly every adult in the country has one these days...
By Brian Dolan July 11, 2011
A new study by the Pew Research Center's Pew Internet Project reports that 35 percent of American adults now own smartphones. Of those owners, some 35 percent use an Android device, while 24 percent use an iPhone and another 24 percent use BlackBerry. In addition, 25 percent of smartphone owners do most of their internet browsing on the device. Neilsen reported smartphone adoption in the US at 31...
By Brian Dolan December 8, 2010
In 2011, some 14 percent of adult Americans will use a mobile health app to manage their health, wellness, and chronic conditions, according to IDC. Why? "Demographics are accelerating this trend. Health reform will make these approaches even more important as the industry shifts to new delivery and reimbursement models," IDC writes in its 2011 predictions report. The estimate is not at all...
By Brian Dolan October 28, 2010
Last week we wrote about the Pew Internet & American Life Project's report on mobile health apps adoption, which the research group pegged at 9 percent among US adults with mobile phones. To my surprise during this past week a number of publications covered this report as a sign of "weak" adoption for mobile health. Weak! Really? On Pew's site the report's author, Susannah Fox teased the...

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