Infographic: 5 Kinds of mHealth Users

Monday, September 26th, 2016
This post was written by Melanie Matthews

Fifty-eight percent of Americans with a smartphone say they have shared information with a medical professional via the Internet on their smartphone, mobile app or wearable device, and 1 in 4 have emailed or texted a photo of a medical issue to a doctor, according to the Ketchum mHealth Monitor.

A new infographic by Ketchum highlights some of the study findings.

Digital health, also referred to as ‘connected health,’ leverages technology to help identify, track and manage health problems and challenges faced by patients. Person-centric health management is slowly acknowledging the device-driven lives of patients and health plan members and incorporating these tools into care delivery and management efforts.

2016 Healthcare Benchmarks: Digital Health profiles a successful eight-year initiative by New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation’s (NYCHHC) House Calls Telehealth Program that significantly lowered patients’ A1C blood glucose levels.

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