Survey: 17 percent of healthcare providers see benefits of mHealth

A mere 17 percent of healthcare provider CIOs and senior IT executives believe mHealth will have a significant impact on the healthcare industry, according to an independent research study commissioned by Level 3 Communications.

The study results, released Feb. 4, suggest that the healthcare IT industry "may not yet be fully primed for a widespread move to mHealth technology and applications," as stated in the report.

At the same time, the survey results showed that telehealth is a growing trend, with two-thirds (67 percent) of organizations indicating that they currently have telehealth capabilities. 

Level 3 commissioned Corona Insights to conduct the "Future of Healthcare IT" study in November 2012. The 100-person respondent base was comprised of CIOs and other c-level and senior IT executives who are employed by hospitals, medical centers and physicians' offices.