Tag Archives: Survey

Survey casts doubt on utility of wearable devices in healthcare

Dive Brief: A new report by Forrester Research on wearables in healthcare concludes such devices assist consumers rather than clinicians, and that their shortcomings are numerous. The report was based on interviews with more than 40 patients and physicians. “These products neither promise nor deliver healthcare. Why? They offer data, not answers to consumer questions,… Read More »

One-third of small businesses say health insurance is a top concern during COVID-19: survey

Dive Brief: Small businesses are struggling to cover the high costs of healthcare for their employees after a year of COVID-19, according to a new poll sponsored by the Small Business Majority and patient advocacy group Families USA. More than one in three small businesses owners said it’s a challenge getting coverage for themselves and… Read More »

Physician pay growth pushed down amid COVID-19. Women bear the brunt, survey finds

Dive Brief: A new survey by Doximity concludes that physician incomes rose only 1.5% this year compared to 2019, a steep drop compared to the steady 4% average increases recorded in recent years. The 2020 pay bump is also nearly a full point below the U.S. inflation rate, although they are still compensated handsomely. The survey… Read More »

AMA survey shows more doctors embracing telehealth

Dive Brief: Telehealth and remote monitoring are becoming significant forces in healthcare delivery, according to a new survey of 1,300 primary care and specialty physicians released Thursday by the American Medical Association. The number of physicians who use telehealth for visiting with patients has doubled between 2016 and 2019, although the overall number remains relatively… Read More »