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Americans show demand for apps to manage health

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Demand is growing in the American market for mobile apps to help manage health. A study of over 2,000 US adults by Harris Interactive in May of this year found a significant and likely growing portion of the population that wants to take ownership of their health through mobile apps.

In a Harris Interactive/HealthDay survey released Tuesday, more than one-third of respondents who are online said they were “very” or “extremely” interested in using smartphones or tablets to ask their doctors questions, make appointments or get medical test results. … The survey results show that the demand for digital assists to health care is “strong and likely to grow,” said Humphrey Taylor, chairman of The Harris Poll.

Some of the more interesting numbers in the study:

“This poll shows us that the public is interested in using these apps,” Schleyer said. “But the health-care system has to make it easier for them to do it.”

Source: Harris Interactive

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