Using Your Mobile Phone to Find Health Information: New DataPew Internet & American Life Project released new data today on using mobile phones to access health information.
- “One in three cell phone owners (31%) have used their phone to look for health information. In a comparable, national survey conducted two years ago, 17% of cell phone owners had used their phones to look for health advice.”
- “Smartphone owners lead this activity: 52% gather health information on their phones, compared with 6% of non-smartphone owners. Cell phone owners who are Latino, African American, between the ages of 18-49, or hold a college degree are also more likely to gather health information this way.”
With the release of the Digital Government Strategy, we must ask ourselves “…how are we using technology to make a real difference in people’s lives.” – President Barack Obama“
We encourage you to learn more about the Digital Strategy and explore the Pew data. They are both tools to help the HIV community provide important HIV-related information and improve people’s lives.
- Pew Internet & American Life Project: Leveraging Social Media and the Mobile Internet in Health Messaging
- Future Federal Directions in Mobile Technology and Health
- Use Mobile Phones to Improve—Not Risk—Your Health
- Seizing the Mobile Opportunity: The Health Resources and Services Administration Experience
- Looking Towards the Future with Mobile