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How Smartphones Are Changing Health Care for Consumers and Providers

Posted May 10 2010 9:04pm

The California Healthcare Foundation has released a new whitepaper, How Smartphones Are Changing Health Care for Consumers and Providers , authored by Jane Sarasohn-Kahn . Key findings include:

  • Two thirds of physicians used a smart phone in 2009
  • 6% of physicians were using an electronic medical records system
  • 42% of Americans use smartphones
  • Top uses of smartphones for consumers include: medication adherence, home monitoring, fitness apps, managing chronic conditions

Best quote in the report comes from Stanford’s B.J. Fogg, who is critical of the current design of many apps. His advice is that to change behaviors we need to “Put hot triggers in the path of a motivated person.”

Click here to read full paper.

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