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.
Let’s explore how digital health could redefine the relationship between patients and clinicians.
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
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
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
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.
EY. Future of Health Survey. Available at: https://www.ey.com/us/en/industries/health/ey-future-of-health-survey. Accessed September 25, 2018.