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Fact and Stats

About 41% of consumers prefer to receive a reminder to perform a health-related task through text messaging, according to a US survey from the Consumer Health Information Corporation.

The survey found that about 15% of consumers prefer getting such reminders through e-mail and that 1.3% of consumers prefer phone calls for such reminders.

According to the survey, nearly 80% of consumers said they would be more likely to use an interactive health-related smart phone application if it analyzed information and offered feedback.

In addition, about 31% of consumers indicated that they are willing to pay between $1 and $5.99 for a health-related app.

Results are based on an online survey conducted in April of 395 smart phone users at businesses and universities.

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Source: Motivating Patients to Use Smartphone Health Apps

Date: April 21, 2010

Pre-Print From ElectronicHealthcare

Measuring EMR Adoption: A Framework and Case Study
Morgan Price, Francis Lau and James Lai

[Pre-print from ElectronicHealthcare, Volume 10, Number 1. Made available at no charge for two weeks.]

Around the World

Kenya Confident on e-Health Services

E-Health Point Combines Water and Wireless to Provide Healthcare in Rural India

Orange to Launch SMS-based e-Health Operations across Africa

Sweden’s Vastra Gotaland Region Strengthens Connected Community with GE Healthcare

HIMSS Analytics Europe to Award German and Spanish Hospitals at eHealth Week

News from Canada

Connecting Electronic Health Information for GTA Residents

Albertans Get Connected to Reliable Health Information

St. Michael’s Hospital Recognized by IT Industry for Moving toward Electronic Patient Records

Wanted: Innovations that Improve Health Care using Information Technology


Harvard Medical School Faculty Advances Drug Safety Research with IBM Business Analytics

KLAS Report: Anesthesia Documentation 2011: Slow but Steady Progress

Electronic Health Records: Green or Polluter?

3-D Tools Let You Search, View Human Body

Patient Advocates Want More Say In Health IT

Industry Speak

GS1 Canada Presentation at HSCN Conference Reinforces Value of Single Source for Accurate Healthcare Product Information

VA, DOD to Use Open Source in EHR

CSC Launches eMEDlink® Telemedicine Solution

Canadian Market Research

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Infoway Update

Find Out What’s New and Happening at Canada Health Infoway

Worth Noting

May 25, 2011 Webinar: Manage Chronic Illness outside Medical Facilities, Introducing InstantPHR

e-Health 2011

Doctors 2.0™ & You (Paris, France)

13th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIME’11)

MIE2011 (Oslo, Norway)

83rd AHIMA Convention & Exhibit

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