Roughly half of consumers predict that within the next three years mobile health will improve the convenience (46%), cost (52%), and quality (48%) of their healthcare, according to a survey of consumers, payers, and physicians in both developed and emerging markets around the world. Like consumers, health plans are also enthusiastic about the technology, but doctors are showing less zeal, according to the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) survey.
The survey, Emerging mHealth: Paths for Growth, also revealed that 42% of payers, compared to 25% of physicians, encourage patients to let doctors monitor their health and activities using mobile health services and devices. Additionally, 42% of doctors surveyed worry that mobile health will make patients too independent.
Link to survey results: http://www.pwc.com/en_GX/gx/healthcare/mhealth/assets/pwc-emerging-mhealth-full.pdf
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