New research showing the openness of consumers to share wearable data with doctors.
Nov. 1, 2023
A new survey from Software Advice shows that the majority of consumers are open to sharing data from their wearable devices with healthcare practitioners, according a post on Software Advice’s website by Lisa Morris.
According to the 2023 Consumer Wearables Survey, interest has grown from 56 percent who were “very interested” in 2021, to 91 percent who are “somewhat” or “extremely” interested in 2023.
Other Key Findings:
- Patients want to share this data with their doctors in order to take more active roles in their own healthcare (82 percent) and improve their own health outcomes (77 percent).
- Eighty-seven percent of patients are more likely to choose a doctor who takes data from personal wearables into consideration over one who does not.
- Patients are most comfortable sharing data with doctors in-person during exams (76 percent) or providing data in intake paperwork before exams (73 percent).
Patients Want to Take Charge of their Own Health
Patients who expressed an interest in sharing the data collected using personal health trackers were asked why they want to do so, and the number one response was to take a more active role in their own healthcare.
Patients were also asked how likely they would be to select a healthcare provider who incorporates their wearable health device data into treatment plans over one who does not. One-in-five said they are extremely likely to make this selection.