Health Populi February 19, 2019
Seeking health information online along with researching other patients’ perspectives on doctors are now as common as booking dinner reservations and reading restaurant reviews, based on Rock Health’s latest health consumer survey, Beyond Wellness for the Healthy: Digital Health Consumer Adoption 2018.
Rock Health has gauged consumes’ digital health adoption fo a few years, showing year-on-year growth for “Googling” health information, seeking peer patients’ physician and hospital reviews, tracking activity, donning wearable tech, and engaging in live telehealth consultations with providers, as the first chart shows.
The growth of tracking and wearable tech is moving toward more medical applications beyond fitness and wellness, Rock Health found. This is due to more tools gathering more clinical evidence to show effectiveness and validity....