mHealth Presents Opportunities for Improved Patient Engagement

Patient engagement strategies may benefit from strong consumer interest in mHealth tools and growing opportunities for intelligent health management technologies.  According to a survey by communications firm Ketchum, the rise of mHealth apps and devices could give providers more opportunities to involve patients in their own care.The survey of 2,000 patients reveals that 58 percent of respondents use mHealth messaging to communicate with their providers. RELATED ARTICLES Nearly half (47 percent) are using mHealth to track their own health through fitness trackers and nutrition apps. Eighty-seven percent of those respondents use the app at least weekly. According to the survey’s authors, these results point to a shift toward consumer technology use, primarily driven by smartphone adoption. While mHealth use rates are not overwhelming, these numbers show that the trend may…


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