Doctors use of Social Media :: Insight Research Group surveyed 300 primary care doctors in the first quarter of this year, drawing equal numbers from Germany, Italy and the UK. The agency found 69% of physicians said they used some form of social media for work, and 60% said they used Wikipedia professionally. After Wikipedia, the most popular sites were YouTube (used professionally by 18% of respondents), Facebook (5.7%), LinkedIn (4.7%) and Twitter (1.3%).
40% of doctors believe that using mobile health technologies such as apps that monitor fitness and eating habits can reduce the number of office visits needed by patients. About 88% of doctors are in full support of patients monitoring their health at home, especially when it comes to watching weight, blood sugar and vital signs, and many believe consumers should take advantage of the apps currently on the market to help along the process.