Mobile health app development costs $425,000 on average, likely continuing to rise

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The average cost of development for a mobile health app from conception to launch is approximately $425,000, with nearly half of this expense outsourced to third-party app development agencies or freelancers, according to new research data recently released from a Research2Guidance survey of 2,400 mobile heal

The Smartphone Is the Consumer’s Personal Health Platform – Implications from Deloitte’s 2018 Survey

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Furthermore, voice technologies are “making noise,” according to Deloitte in A New Era in Mobile Continues, the 2018 Global Mobile Consumer Survey : US Edition. I’ve mined the US data of this global survey to divine insights for health/care. I discussed that important public health/economic challenge here in Health Populi from a RAND report.]. Some people will want or need a quick session on how to use a mobile app.

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A Health Future with Lyft and Uber as Patient Data Stewards: Rock Health’s 2019 Consumer Survey

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Patients searching online for health information and health care provider reviews is mainstream in 2019. Digital health tracking is now adopted by 4 in 10 U.S. Rock Health’s Digital Health Consumer Adoption Report for 2019 was developed in collaboration with the Stanford Medicine Center for Digital Health. Rock Health’s top-line findings were that: Patient-generated health data creates opportunity, and potential challenges.

A New Era of Virtual Care Has Begun, Accenture Finds

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The new era of virtual care has begun and is here to stay, Accenture expects in its latest look at How COVID-19 will permanently alter patient behavior , a patient survey conducted in May 2020.

The COVID-19 Era Has Grown Health Consumer Demand for Virtual Care

Health Populi

Over one-half of Americans would likely use virtual care for their healthcare services, and one in four people would actually prefer a virtual relationship with a primary care physician, according to the fifth annual 2020 Consumer Sentiment Survey from UnitedHealthcare.

Older People Are Digital Migrants, and Best Buy Health Is Paving the Road for the Journey

Health Populi

The coronavirus pandemic has revealed the importance of connectivity, WiFi, broadband, as a social determinant of health and living. Digital connectivity can ameliorate social isolation and anxiety, bolster mental health, and access needed medical care via telehealth channels.

Health Consumers After COVID-19 – A View from the Consumer Technology Association

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I covered the event here in Health Populi, as I have for most of the past decade, highlighting the growth of digital health and, this year, the expanding Internet of Healthy Things called-out by Dr. Joseph Kvedar in 2015. What a difference a public health crisis makes, accelerating digital health beyond fitness geeks, Quantified Self adherents, and smartwatch adopters. CTA conducted a survey among 2,000 U.S.

Mobile Health and Data Safety: Convenience vs. Privacy

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Technology may be revolutionizing the healthcare industry but while mobile health applications and cloud-based management are convenient, many think they may be compromising the privacy of healthcare data. The debate, which is so multifaceted there isn’t one way of looking at it, centers around how the healthcare industry can embrace mobile health while still securing patient data.

The Future of Health Is “Now,” Deloitte Says; But Are Consumers Living and Loving It?

Health Populi

The pandemic has become a sort of forcing function on all aspects of daily living, include health care. Deloitte’s latest wave of health care consumer market research updates the COVID-19 impacts on the U.S. ” For the general survey of U.S.

Most Workers and their Employers Want to Receive Digital Healthcare On-Demand

Health Populi

Most employers and their workers see the benefits of digital health in helping make health care more accessible and lower-cost, according to survey research published in Health on Demand from Mercer Marsh Benefits. Interestingly, more workers living in developing countries are keener on going digital for health than people working in wealthier nations. Mercer summarized six key findings in their research: There’s a strong business case for digital health.

U.S. Consumer Adoption of Apps To Manage Chronic Conditions, Health and Fitness Activities

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A solid minority of American consumers are adopting mobile health apps to manage chronic conditions or maintain their health and fitness, according to a new survey conducted by Redox. The survey, which reached out to 1019 American adults, found that almost one-third of respondents either use or are open to using apps for these purposes. […].

Health Consumers Keen to Share and Download Data, But Privacy Remains a Concern

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are growing their health IT muscles and literacy, accelerated in the coronavirus pandemic. Pew collaborated with Public Opinion Strategies and Hart Research to conduct a survey in June and July 2020 among 1,213 U.S. consumers’ adoption of digital health technology stalled.

Most Health Consumers Expect Technology To Play a Larger Role As Tech-Angst & Privacy Concerns Grow

Health Populi

As technology continues to re-shape consumers’ experiences and expectations with health/care, retail, travel and work, peoples’ concerns about data privacy are also growing as observed by a 2020 consumer trends forecast from GlobalWebIndex, Connecting the dots. The top-demanded health consumer digital health applications included, The ability to find doctors and make appointments online, for 51% of people. A health tracking app to help manage my help, 42%.

Survey: Two thirds of teens, young adults have used a health app

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teens and young adults have used a health-related mobile health app, according to a new survey of more than 1,300 US teens and young adults aged 14 to 22 years Just under two-thirds of U.S.

Dr. Roboto? Stanford Medicine Foresees Digital Doctors “Maturing”

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Physicians are evolving as digital doctors, embracing the growing role of data generated in electronic health records as well as through their patients using wearable technologies and mobile health apps downloaded in ubiquitous smartphones, described in The Rise of the Data-Driven Physician , a 2020 Health Trends Report from Stanford Medicine. The vast majority of doctors are using electronic health records, and four in ten have adopted telemedicine in their workflow.

Improving Health outcomes with Telemedicine

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In recent years, healthcare providers and medical professionals have turned to increasingly advanced technologies to serve their patients and maintain an advantage in the healthcare marketplace. Incorporating virtual care into a service line strategy has proven to have many benefits, not the least of which is improving patient outcomes.

Consumers’ Embrace of Digital Health Tech Stalls, and Privacy Concerns Prevail – Accenture’s 2020 Research

Health Populi

Millions of dollars and developers’ time have been invested in conceiving and making digital health tools. Yet with that bullish supply side of digital health, there was a marked decline in peoples’ use of them in the past two years, found by Accenture in their latest health consumer survey, Digital is Transforming Health, So Why is Consumer Adoption Stalling? Just 1 in 5 people see these as benefits of adopting digital health tech.

Health Consumers Value Sharing and Downloading Health Data, But Privacy Concerns Remain

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are growing their health IT muscles and literacy, accelerated in the coronavirus pandemic. Pew collaborated with Public Opinion Strategies and Hart Research to conduct a survey in June and July 2020 among 1,213 U.S. consumers’ adoption of digital health technology stalled.

Survey: Gen X Leads Charge On Digital Health Adoption

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This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. American consumers are moving toward making mobile health applications a part of their regular routines to manage chronic conditions or daily health and fitness, according to a 2019 online survey conducted by Redox. Nearly one-third of respondents said they use or are open to using mobile apps to manage a condition or their fitness routines. […].

Consumers Focus on Basic Needs in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Is Self-Care a New Normal?

Health Populi

Personal health, food and medicine, safety and financial security are consumers’ top priorities as of April 2020, learned in consumer research analyzed in How COVID-19 will permanently change consumer behavior from Accenture. Both health and economic concerns plague consumers around the world as people “strive to adapt to a new normal,” Accenture reports.

A Profile of People in Medicare Advantage Plans – HealthMine’s Survey of “Digital Immigrants”

Health Populi

Better understanding this group of people will be critical to helping manage a fast-growing health care bill, and growing burden of chronic disease, for America. To that end, HealthMine conducted a survey among 800 people enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans ag 65 and over with at least one diagnosed chronic condition in April and May 2019. In distant second place were family and close friends (27%), the pharmacist (19%), and the health plan (17%).

The Promise of Digital Health and the Privacy Perils – HealthConsuming Explains, Part 4

Health Populi

The supply side of digital health tools and tech is growing at a hockey-stick pace. There are mobile apps and remote health monitors, digital therapeutics and wearable tech from head-to-toe. Today in America, electronic health records (EHRs) are implemented in most physician offices and virtually all hospitals. Chapter 5 of my book, HealthConsuming: From Health Consumer to Health Citizen , details the promise of digital health: wearable, shareable and virtual.

The Persistent Rural/Urban Broadband Gap Is Bad for Health

Health Populi

The Pew survey explored Americans’ adoption of technology and found that rural dwellers are also less likely to have multiple devices than non-rural consumers. Health Populi’s Hot Points: There’s a new social determinant of health in town, and it’s broadband connectivity. The lack of broadband to rural health citizens exacerbates disparities by preventing people from digital engagement in their health and caring for loved ones. In the U.S.,

Time To Travel And Wait In Health Care: The Opportunity For Self-Care At Home

Health Populi

That would be health care, a report from Altarum notes. The annual opportunity cost for travel and wait time in health care is $89 billion, Altarum estimated. Then, take a look at this layered bar chart which illustrates the direct straight line relationship between the time a person spends on health care activities and that person’s health status. Sicker people also spend much more time traveling to health care appointments.

Consumers’ and Physicians’ Growing Embrace of Digital Health via PwC

Health Populi

We’ve reached an inflection point on the demand side among consumers for digital health options, PwC suggests in their report on the New Health Economy coming of age. The report outlines health/care industry issues for 2019, with a strong focus on digital health. Whether a menu of care options including virtual health to access specialists across the U.S., I discussed this digital health supply/demand gap here in Health Populi.

Going Digital for Health Is a New-Normal for Consumers

Health Populi

Using digital health tech is a new normal for U.S. consumers, including Seniors, found in the 2018 digital health consumer survey from Deloitte. The title of the report, “Consumers are on board with virtual health options,” summarizes the bullish outlook for telehealth. But the tagline begs the supply side question: “Can the health care system deliver?” Deloitte surveyed 4,530 U.S.

Despite Greater Digital Health Engagement, Americans Have Worse Health and Financial Outcomes Than Other Nations’ Health Citizens

Health Populi

The idea of health care consumerism isn’t just an American discussion, Deloitte points out in its 2019 global survey of healthcare consumers report, A consumer-centered future of health. The driving forces shaping health and health care around the world are re-shaping health care financing and delivery around the world, and especially considering the growing role of patients in self-care — in terms of financing, clinical decision making and care-flows.

A Breakthrough, Sobering Report on Teens and Young Adults, Digital Health and Social Media Use: Implications for Mental Health

Health Populi

There’s a load of anecdotal data about teens and young adults (TYAs) and their always-on relationship with mobile phones and social networks. There are also hundreds of stories written in both mass media outlets and professional journals on the topic of TYAs and mental health: especially relative to depression and suicidality. The report was co-written by Victoria Rideout and Susannah Fox, two names Health Populi readers should know.

The Heart of Health at CES 2020 – Evidence & Innovation Bridge Consumers and Doctors

Health Populi

The digital health presence at CES 2020 is the fastest-growing segment of consumer technologies at the Show this year, increasing by 25% over 2019. In fact, in our search for devices and tools underpinned with clinical proof, evidence is growing for consumer-facing technology for heart-health, demonstrated by this year’s CES. One in two people would like to monitor stress and heart health, and 33% would like to monitor blood glucose levels.

Set your Organization Apart: How Virtual Care Attracts and Delights your Market

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If there is one thing that the last decade has shown us, it’s that nothing stays the same. This is true in all aspects of healthcare. Everything from patient records, writing prescriptions, navigating reimbursement, analyzing risk, and updating treatment protocols have changed.

Self-Care is Healthcare for Everyday People

Health Populi

Patients are the new healthcare payors, and as such, taking on the role of health consumers. In fact, health and wellness consumers have existed since a person purchased the first toothpaste, aspirin, heating pad, and moisturizing cream at retail. I find all of these, and more, at the Health-Beauty-Wellness Conference convened by GMDC in Orlando this week through the weekend. Throughout, I’m wearing my health consumer-focused lens.

Survey: Telehealth on the rise in New Zealand

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Telehealth is increasingly being used to connect clinicians within and between New Zealand’s hospitals and to reach into people’s homes, a new survey revealed. The Telehealth Leadership Group’s most recent stocktake questionnaire was sent to all 20 District Health Boards (DHBs) in October 2018. The Telehealth Leadership Group is a clinically led independent group, supported by the Ministry of Health.

What the Latest Pew Consumer Data Means for #HIMSS18

Health Populi

But in the past year, the percentage of people using Facebook and its corporate sister YouTube has flattened, based on the survey report, Social Media Use in 2018 from the Pew Research Center. Health Populi’s Hot Points : Health is social: isolation is a social determinant for ill health. The obvious pearl is that not all social networks fit all people: when you’re a marketing a health care service or product, know your end-user’s media preferences.

The Digital Health Consumer According to Rock Health

Health Populi

Looking for health information online is just part of being a normal, mainstream health consumer, according to the third Rock Health Digital Health Consumer Adoption Survey published this week. adults were online health information hunters. Six in 10 Americans looked for reviews of healthcare providers online, another new-normal consumer digital health activity. These findings are based on Rock Health’s survey of some 4,000 U.S.

Survey: U.S. Health System Leaders Embracing Remote & Virtual Care

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That’s according to a new survey from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center ’s Center for Connected Medicine. Conducted in partnership with the Health Management Academy and entitled “Top of Mind for Top U.S. Health Systems 2018,” the survey runs down the topics most of interest to C-suite executives at 35 of the nation’s largest health systems.

What has Telemedicine done for You Lately?

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For one, a Cisco global survey found that 74% of patients are interested in access to virtual healthcare services. You’ve discussed it in strategy meetings, you’ve overheard your competitors talking about it at conferences, and maybe patients have even asked about it: telemedicine. Why do you need it in your organization? There is a simple reason why: telemedicine simultaneously improves patient experience and makes healthcare providers more efficient.

2019 Consumer Survey: Majority of Consumers are Willing to Use Telehealth but Use Varies by Age

American Well

According to our new consumer survey, 8% of U.S. Our consumer survey highlights the unique opportunities for telehealth programs within different demographics. Specifically, Millennials want to use telehealth for mental health with nearly 40% reporting that they would regularly use telehealth for behavioral health management, higher than any other age demographic. To view the full survey click here: [link].

2019 Consumer Survey: Majority of Consumers are Willing to Use Telehealth but Use Varies by Age

American Well

According to our new consumer survey, 8% of U.S. Our consumer survey highlights the unique opportunities for telehealth programs within different demographics. Specifically, Millennials want to use telehealth for mental health with nearly 40% reporting that they would regularly use telehealth for behavioral health management, higher than any other age demographic. To view the full survey click here: [link].

The The Five Biggest Areas of Opportunity for Digital Health

The Digital Health Corner

Digital health is unquestionably becoming part of healthcare lexicon and fabric. Electronic health records (EHRs) and personal fitness trackers have helped create awareness through use. The entrepreneurial enthusiasm for the healthcare space is evident by the volume of digital health incubators , medical school innovation centers, and angel investors. Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) have been woefully underfunded and have fallen short of their vision.

How Coronavirus Is Re-Shaping Consumer Behavior, From the Amusement Park to the Voting Booth

Health Populi

consumer confidence, both in terms of financial markets and personal health risks. Morning Consult surveyed 2,200 U.S. The first chart from the survey shows various consumer activities by peoples’ likelihood of choosing to do them. Health Populi’s Hot Points: In challenging moments like this COVID-19 pandemic threat, we look for gifts of learning and opportunity — and this is one where the case for telehealth and broadband connectivity comes to the fore.