More information about connecting California’s Consumers, tip from Larry Leisure, President of iMetrikus:
- 13 indicate prior use of one or more medical devices for monitoring a condition for themselves or a family member.
- 7% of consumers report expressing a preference to their physician about a specific branded device.
- 88% of consumers say they would be interested in using a self-monitoring device at home if they were to develop a health condition that required regular monitoring. 33 % said they were extremely interested.
- Reasons for consumers’ interest include the elimination of trips to the doctor’s office (75%), the convenience of reporting results to the doctor electronically (69%) and the ability of the device to help in adjusting their medications (67%)
Interesting to see that consumers recognize the costs that come with (potentially) unnecessary visits to the office to monitor chronic conditions. I am next going to look at consumer costs for managing blood pressure. If anyone has articles handy, please post them below….