AMA: Physicians Are ‘Enthusiastic’ About mHealth

AMA: Physicians Are ‘Enthusiastic’ About mHealth

A new survey finds that physicians see potential in digital health tools and platforms, but the technology will have to address certain issues before doctors truly embrace it.

Physicians are “enthusiastic” for the adoption of digital health tools and platforms, according to a new study by the American Medical Association. But for most technologies, that enthusiasm hasn’t yet translated into actual use.

Some 85 percent of the 1,300 physicians surveyed in July say “digital health solutions are advantageous to patient care,” the survey reported. And they’re optimistic that mHealth and telehealth tools can improve practice efficiencies, the safety of their patients and their ability to diagnose the patients and treat them, as well as boosting patient engagement and reducing burnout.

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