Survey reveals positive UK attitudes to digital health apps

12/07/2023 | Digital Health

According to a recent survey conducted by the Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Apps (ORCHA), 68% of people believe that digital health apps should be used in the NHS. In addition, there has been a 60% increase in GPs recommending digital health apps to their patients. However, the survey also revealed some worrying statistics. For example, none of the people who selected a health app for themselves checked its clinical credentials before using it. Only 28% of people gave the app's privacy policy careful consideration before agreeing to it. Instead, 30% of people relied on consumer reviews on app stores to protect themselves. Dr Simon Leigh, ORCHA's research director, compared this to buying a random box of pills with no MHRA approval and swallowing them.

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