Health apps can help bridge the physician-patient gap, based on recent research. In a January 2015 study by Research Now, 56.6% of US adult mobile health app users shared their tracked health information with their doctors, and an additional 14.2% provided this data to other healthcare professionals.
These apps are likely brimming with patient information, as users turned them for a multitude of reasons. Recording workouts and daily activity was the most common use case for smartphone health apps. Monitoring diet, health conditions, stress, sleep and medication were also relatively common.
In January 2015 polling, Kelton Research (KR) and Makovsky Health found high interest in using a plethora of apps to manage health among US internet users in general, and the possibility mobile apps present of linking doctors and patients rang true; 28% said they would use them to communicate with doctors, and 27% would store questions about their condition for future visits. Read the rest at eMarketer.