42% of docs fear mHealth will lessen their power over patients [study]
Patient empowerment might be going a step too far for nearly half of physicians surveyed in a PWC report about mHealth. Patients remain highly interested in the use of mHealth on a smartphone or tablet to monitor their health, motivate changes, communicate with providers, and collect personal data. Nearly 60% said in the next three years, mHealth will change how they seek information on health issues, and around half believe that providers will get on board, changing the way health information is communicated. Patients look forward to the increased convenience and availability that mHealth will bring the, and 48% think that mobile medicine will improve the quality of their care.