Report: 19% of Smartphone Users Have Health Care Apps
A new report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project finds that about 19% of U.S. adult smartphone users have applications to help them manage their health, with wellness and fitness apps being the most popular. The report also notes that 31% of mobile phone owners have used their phones to look up health information, up from 17% in 2010. The study was funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts and the California HealthCare Foundation. CHCF publishes California Healthline.
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- "Can Your Smart Phone Make You Healthier?" (Central Valley Business Times, 11/8).
- "Pew: 19% of Smartphone Users Have Health Apps" (Comstock, MobiHealthNews, 11/8).