9 in 10 Doctors Would Recommend mHealth Applications to Patients

It’s an incredible statistic that underscores the rampant adoption of mHealth tools by physicians eager to bolster quality healthcare through the advancements of contemporary technology.

A new survey of healthcare providers conducted by eClinicalWorks, a market leader in ambulatory clinical systems, shows that 93 percent of physicians find value in having a mobile health app connected to electronic health records (EHRs).

The same survey found that 93 percent of physician respondents believe that mobile health apps can improve a patient’s health outcome.

As a result of this deepening faith in digital solutions and resources, 89% of doctors participating in the survey admit to being “likely to recommend a mobile health app” to their patients.

It goes without saying that these promising statistics are fueling aggressive investment across the mHealth industry today.

This month, backed by 8 million consumers already using the company’s electronic patient portal, eClinicalWorks pledged an investment of an additional $25 million over the next 12 months to “further enhance and expand patient engagement tools under the business unit Health & Online Wellness (healow).”

“In order to transform healthcare, patients need to be engaged,” said Girish Kumar Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks. “People are invested in and want to be engaged in their health as long as they trust the source of the information. We are confident the tools delivered through healow will be successful due to the foundation we have built with more than 220,000 medical providers and because its solutions bring together cutting-edge technology and a critical component – the medical provider.”

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