prescribing health apps

By Brian Dolan June 29, 2015
Earlier this month a small MedPanel survey of 415 physicians practicing in the US reportedly found that a very small percentage of them -- just 15 percent -- were discussing health apps or wearables with their patients. After reviewing the raw survey results, however, it's clear the company's press release misstated its survey's findings. (The company has since corrected and updated it). One...
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 Neil Versel August 13, 2012
It's long been said that baby boomers are the ones who will challenge the archaic notion that the doctor always knows best. At least when it comes to mobile apps, that does not seem to be the case, a survey suggests. In a poll of 600 smartphone-using baby boomers by Mitchell Research & Communications, an East Lansing, Mich.-based polling and political consulting firm, 60 percent said a...

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