Report: Patients want more technology-based care

11/13/2013 | FDAnews

A PricewaterhouseCoopers survey found patients want to gain a "contextual understanding of their prescriptions," while about 37% of respondents said they would be interested in tracking their vital health information with mobile health applications. Many patients also would like do-it-yourself health screening stations at pharmacies, researchers said. "Technology that gives consumers more control over their lives, suggests healthy decisions and avoids unnecessary medical appointments can bolster patient empowerment and improve outcomes," according to the report.

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