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Survey; 75M Adults Use Mobile Phones For Healthcare

Survey; 75M Adults Use Mobile Phones For Healthcare - top government contractors - best government contracting eventA Manhattan Research survey says 75 million adults in the U.S. use mobile phones for health-related activities including research, a jump from the 61 million users found in a 2011 survey, Information Week reports.

The survey also found 29 million people use tablet computers for healthcare information and related activities, a jump from 15 million found in last years survey.

Half of the respondents aged 55 and older use a tablet to look up health information, the survey said.

“Growing ownership of connected devices and the access to digital health tools and information they provide is helping to drive the broader shift from intermittent to continuous care,” Monique Levy, vice president of research at Manhattan Research, said in a statement announcing the results.

She added the trend shows potential for changes in healthcare delivery dynamics involving patient engagement, provider involvement and preventive care.

Among the 15 percent of online consumers who have tablets, smartphones and desktop computers or laptops, 60 percent of them use all three types of devices for health-related online activities.

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