The number of U.S. consumers who use wearables and mobile apps for managing their health has doubled during the past two years, but employees are reluctant to share the data from these applications with their employers.
Thirty-three percent of U.S. consumers are using mobile health apps, compared with just 16% in 2014, and 21% of consumers are making use of wearables, up from 9% two years ago, according to a survey conducted by Accenture. Released Thursday at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s annual conference in Las Vegas, the survey also found that consumers most frequently use health apps for fitness (59%), followed by diet and nutrition (52%) and symptom navigation (36%).
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