Monday, October 12, 2009

Mobile health needs

A new national study released today by CTIA-The Wireless Association® in conjunction with Harris Interactive®, finds that almost 78% expressed interest in mobile health solutions and more than 15% said they were extremely/very interested in learning more about it.

Interest in mHealth service options was so strong that nearly 19% of people surveyed said they would upgrade their existing wireless plan to participate and 11% said they would even consider switching wireless providers to receive mobile healthcare services.

This in-depth study uses research from an online survey of U.S. adults and an online survey of physicians to gauge their interest in mHealth service options. After being introduced to an overview of mobile healthcare services, such as wireless remote monitoring, 40% believe it would supplement the medical care they receive from their doctor now and almost one-quarter (23%) believe mobile health services might replace doctor visits altogether.

Source: CTIA Media Press October 8th 2009
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