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By Jonah Comstock August 5, 2015
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey carved out a place for mobile health in his plan for the state's new Medicaid plan this week, but some critics think the initiative could miss the mark for a low-income population less likely to have smartphones. Arizona's Medicaid system, the Arizona Healthcare Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), is a managed care system that operates on a special waiver from the...
By Brian Dolan April 2, 2015
Almost two-thirds -- 64 percent -- of adults in the US now own a smartphone, according to a new report from Pew Research Center. That's up from 58 percent in early 2014. Back in 2011 Pew reported that just 35 percent of American adults were smartphone owners. Pew's recent report is based on a number of surveys, including a telephone survey of more than 2,000 people conducted last December and a...
By Jonah Comstock November 26, 2013
Just 72 percent of Americans with one or more chronic conditions have internet access and only 78 percent have a mobile phone. That's compared to 89 percent and 91 percent, respectively, of those without chronic illness, according to a study by the Pew Internet and American Life project. At the Health 2.0 conference in Santa Clara, California, Pew Research Center director Susannah Fox gave a...
By Brian Dolan January 15, 2013
When it comes to looking for health information online, consumers have had fairly consistent behaviors over the past 12 years. A new report, Online Health 2013, from The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project found that of the 81 percent of US adults who use the internet, 72 percent have gone online to look for health information in the past year. Some 59 percent of that...
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 Brian Dolan November 3, 2011
For more than a year now the Pew Research Centers's Internet & American Life Project has been tracking the adoption of health apps by adults in the US. In September 2010 Pew found that about 9 percent of all adult mobile phone users in the US had downloaded an app that "helped them track or manage their health." In its most recent survey in August 2011 Pew found that about 11 percent of all...