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Health Info Takes Center Stage On Mobile Phones
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brook.d
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8/6/2014 | 9:43:44 AM
The fact that smartphone users
The fact that smartphone users have sought health information using their mobile devices can only be a good thing, they are starting to be concerned about their health condition. This doesn't mean that people who don't own a smartphone aren't interested in their health, in fact those who prefer home support are constantly informed regarding their health condition.
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11/15/2012 | 6:22:22 AM
re: Health Info Takes Center Stage On Mobile Phones
The increase of more people using health applications on their phones is a good sign that people are interested in tracking conditions or utilizing preventative care (such as work out trackers, diet planners, etc.) as long as it's made readily accessible to them. I agree with Paul Cerrato that docs should push these medical apps to their patients as part of their education. It's one thing to get instruction from your doctor, but it's another to actually be able to track and get continual education through a device most people use daily.

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11/14/2012 | 4:17:35 PM
re: Health Info Takes Center Stage On Mobile Phones
In the Pew survey, the respondents used far more apps designed for health maintenance and fitness than apps created to address chronic disease.
That surprised me. I always figured the chronically ill would be more interested in health apps than the "worried well". Docs need to push medical apps on their patients. But they first have to be convinced the apps are going to make a difference.
Paul Cerrato
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