Comfort among U.S. clinicians for using patient data streamed by mobile health apps and devices as of 2014

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Mobile app/device that can check for ear infection74%26%
Mobile app/device that can analyze urine53%47%
Mobile app/device that can monitor and check vital signs48%52%

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This survey illustrates the comfort among U.S. clinicians in using patient data streamed from mobile health apps and devices as of 2014. Some 47 percent of clinicians stated they were comfortable using mobile app/device data that could analyze urine. The healthcare industry is producing services and products that are available directly to the consumers such as wearable devices and mobile apps that meet patient demand for a more direct access to their own healthcare needs.
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Release date
December 2014
United States
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Number of respondents
1,000 respondents
Special properties
Physicians and physician "extenders"
Supplementary notes
Clinicians were asked how comfortable they are using patient data streamed from mobile health apps and devices.
PwC’s Health Research Institute (HRI) surveyed 1,000 physicians and physician “extenders” (e.g., nurse practitioners and physician’s assistants).

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