QuantiaMD Poll Finds Physicians Are Split On Use Of Medical Apps And 42% Believe More Regulation

Results released as healthcare information and management systems society (HIMSS) gathers in Orlando for annual meeting
 
 
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Feb. 24, 2014 - PRLog -- Waltham, Mass.  February 24, 2014 –QuantiaMD, the largest social learning network for physicians, developed by Quantia, Inc., conducted a recent poll of its members in order to better understand physician perspectives on prescribing medical apps.

The poll was conducted in conjunction with an expert presentation on digital health and emerging technologies by Shiv Gaglani, Editor, Medgadget.com.  The presentation  garnered responses from 1,500 physicians across the country and opened up a dialog and Q&A session – with 70+ questions answered –  about the use of medical apps.

Results of the poll revealed that 37% of physicians have prescribed an app to their patients. An additional poll of 250 physicians also revealed that:

·         42% won’t prescribe apps because there is no regulatory oversight of them

·         37% have no idea what apps are out there

·         21% never recommend apps to patients

·         21% won’t prescribe apps because there’s no longitudinal data on apps’ effectiveness

·         Another 21% won’t prescribe apps because it would generate an overwhelming amount of patient data

“When a prescription drug goes generic, it has at least 7 years of data about its effectiveness and safety, which gives physicians assurance that patients can use it for self-care. Medical apps have no history of either effectiveness or safety,” said Mike Paskavitz, Editor-in-Chief, Quantia, Inc. “So as hundreds of medical app developers gather in Orlando for HIMSS, it’s important to note that physicians are still split in opinion on whether they should ‘prescribe’ medical apps to their patients—the main reason being the lack of regulation, especially as the movement to enable self care is advanced through tools such as medical apps.”

This is just one example of the expert presentations and discussions happening on QuantiaMD on a daily basis.  The QuantiaMD faculty is comprised of 1,000 leading experts from US News & World Report Top 20 “Honor Roll” hospitals. A typical physician now spends 20 minutes per session consuming content and interacting with peers on QuantiaMD, making it an ideal platform to communicate and share knowledge.

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About Quantia
Quantia, Inc. is a leader in Physician Relationship Management. We enable meaningful communication between physicians, clinicians and major healthcare organizations. As the creator of QuantiaMD, the largest online physician community, we are experts in physician engagement and alignment. Our web-based and mobile platform uses a blend of social media, game mechanics and engagement science to help clients―organizations such as health systems and life sciences companies―collaborate with physicians to reduce costs, save time and improve quality of care. Learn more about Quantia at http://www.quantia-inc.com/ and QuantiaMD at https://secure.quantiamd.com/.

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