WHERE HEALTHCARE AND CONSUMER TECHNOLOGY CONVERGE

Hear directly from leaders at Medtronic and Samsung about how digital health technologies can empower patients on their journey to relief.

Digital health will realize its full potential only when innovators in medical technology collaborate closely with clinicians. As a first step, we would like to share some important details about this exciting development.

INTRIGUING QUESTIONS ABOUT DIGITAL HEALTH

Let’s explore how digital health could redefine the relationship between patients and clinicians.

Q: How important is technology when it comes to patients managing their health?

A: Patients say technology matters a lot. In fact, 75% of patients in a recent survey said that technology was either “very important” (36%) or “somewhat important” (39%) to managing their health.1

Q: Which technologies do patients actually use to manage their health?

A: Nearly half of patients (46%) report using a mobile device such as a phone or tablet to manage their health within the last year, according to a recent survey. This number has increased 10 points (from 36%) since 2016, clearly demonstrating how this trend is growing.1

Q: How will digital health benefit physicians and other clinicians?

A: Digital health has the potential to make therapy management much easier. Sixty seven percent of physicians believe that apps that record health and fitness data contribute to better outcomes, and 64% believe that digital technologies can reduce physician and nurse workload.2

 


1

Accenture Consulting. 2018 Consumer Survey on Digital Health (US Results). Available at: https://www.accenture.com/t20180306T103559Z__w__/us-en/_acnmedia/PDF-71/accenture-health-2018-consumer-survey-digital-health.pdf. Accessed August 28, 2018.

2

EY. Future of Health Survey. Available at: https://www.ey.com/us/en/industries/health/ey-future-of-health-survey. Accessed September 25, 2018.