The majority of US patients are interested in using home medical devices to manage and improve their chronic conditions, according to a survey conducted by GfK Roper for San Francisco-based EHR firm Practice Fusion.
The survey involved a nationally representative sample of 1,008 adults aged 18 or older.
It found that 57% of the respondents of ages between 25 and 49 were interested in home medical devices, while 35% of the respondents aged 65 and above were interested in home medical devices technology.
Some 52% of the men with chronic conditions were interested in home medical devices, compared to 41% of women with chronic conditions.
In addition, 62% of the respondents said communication with their doctor through home medical devices would improve their health.