A myriad of healthcare apps helps patients to live a comfortable and quality life through their chronic illnesses. Our infographic compiled by Netis Informatics Ltd. reveals all relevant data about mobile healthcare apps in the UK.
Nearly 75% of people in the UK go online for health information and advice, and 66% use a mobile health app. These are only two relevant numbers from the data compiled in comprehensive infographics by Netis.
Patients want consistent information on symptoms or medical conditions, need help communicate with their doctor or nurse and would like access to their health records and medical tests online. Everybody wants information about their health.
Many myths surrender and blur the digital healthcare industry, but more profound insights reveal a surprisingly broad acceptance of health IT services and solutions across all generations. The key difference between younger and older generations is how they consume information: patients over 50 generally prefer website and email, and younger generations are more comfortable using newer channels such as apps or social media. With the growing use of smartphone and tablets amongst the older generation this trend may soon shift.
As the public becomes increasingly used to everyday services seamlessly flowing from the analog to the digital, they will come to expect more from health services. Digital health services come in many forms: telehealthcare presents services that monitor patient activities in their own home, mHealth devices and apps provide data and useful information about health, health analytics allows deeper understanding of processes and digitized health systems builds the infrastructure for medical services (e.g., patient or provider held digitized records).
There are 72 apps recommended to the public by the NHS. Both healthcare providers and patients know these apps translate into a long list of benefits, such as monitoring of accurate health data, patient empowerment and education, data analytics with AI, ML and big data methods, information on symptoms and medical conditions.
For more data, please check our infographic below.
Author: Laszlo Varga