The InfoStory Quant: Health 2.0 or 0.0?

More than 50 percent of U.S. hospitals aren’t in a position to effectively share data about patients to maximize quality of care and eliminate redundancies and error.

Only 10 percent to 15 percent of U.S. hospitals are using some form of patient discharge software.

Access to online patient information from remote location: Physicians, 96%; Patients, 12% (HIMSS 2010 survey).

88% of American physicians would like their patients to be able to track and monitor their health at home; 30% of US consumers are willing to use their smartphone to track and monitor their personal health; 63% of the physicians surveyed said they are using mobile health solutions that aren’t connected to their practice or hospital IT systems;(PwC survey).

17% of cell phone users have used their phone to look up health or medical information and 9% have software applications or “apps” on their phones that help them track or manage their health. “Even with the proliferation of mobile and online opportunities, however, most adults’ search for health information remains anchored in the offline world” (Pew Internet survey)

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