Every day your patients use smartphones and tablets to deposit money in their bank accounts, find a new home, make a dinner reservation and even find love. With the convenience and simplicity of mobile use throughout our lives, it is not surprising that Americans indicate they’d be more than happy (and comfortable) to consult with their doctor over a mobile device. And, although in general, the health care segment has lagged behind other industries in tech advancements, consumer demand is quickly pushing it toward mainstream. Aided by fast Internet speeds and powerful digital access, new solutions are easier to implement than ever before. What’s more, the hardware, a smartphone or tablet, is already carried in nearly every physician and every patient’s pocket.
95% of smartphones are Android or Apple
3 apps downloaded per month on average
57% of smartphone owners use apps
every single day
3.3 hours each day using their smartphones