Title: Consumers Attitude towards the Use of Mobile Health Apps: An Empirical Review

Year of Publication: May - 2015
Page Numbers: 56-61
Authors: Ayesha Almarri , Tariq Bhatti
Conference Name: The Second International Conference on Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Clean Energy and Green Computing (EEECEGC2015)
- Turkey


This study aims to examine the consumers attitude towards new Mobile Health Application (MHA) for health care industry. This paper aims to improve understanding the reasons why patients and medical professionals would use mobile applications. A survey instrument was developed to gather data and an equal number of sample from groups were drawn who completed this study. The results indicate that there is favorable attitude towards new MHA and medical service locator, medical education, patient caring, personal care, imaging, patient monitoring were the significant features for new apps. The results suggest that new functions need to be incorporated into the development of MHA to satisfy the needs and wants of both groups. The paper concludes with a discussion of how to promote this apps with in patients and medical professionals.