Download Alert: What do Gastroenterology Patients Really Think of Health-Related Smartphone Apps?

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    P1604 Download Alert: What do Gastroenterology Patients Really Think of Health-Related Smartphone Apps?

    Jasmine Zia, MD

    Jasmine Zia, MD

    Author insight from Jasmine Zia, MD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

    What’s new here and important for clinicians?

    • Familiarize yourselves with mobile health!  Not only do most of your patients own a smartphone and have already used a health-related app, they are also more likely to use an app if it is recommended by you.
    • The average patient is willing to use a valuable health-related app up to 5 minutes a day indefinitely but unwilling to pay out-of-pocket for it.
    • Patients are most concerned about personal data security and time consumption with the use of health-related apps.

    What do patients need to know?

    • Give mobile health a try: health-related apps were overall perceived by participants as feasible, usable, and non-obtrusive tools that can help individuals (and their doctors) better manage their medical problems.

    Read the abstract

    Author Contact
    Jasmine, Zia, MD University of Washington, Seattle, WA
    jasmine@u.washington.edu


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