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PATIENTS WANT MORE DIGITAL HEALTH

2016 survey shows use of health wearables doubled in two years

Overview

Some 84 percent of consumers in Saudi Arabia say that technology is a crucial part of managing their heath. They want more access to their data and over a third prefer virtual visits over face to face consultations.

Click below to explore the full Saudi Arabia specific findings of the Accenture 2016 Consumer Survey on Patient Engagement.

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Key findings

Four key findings of the Accenture 2016 Consumer Survey on Patient Engagement in Saudi Arabia:

  1. Healthcare consumers want to take control of their data.

  2. They are using technology to manage their health.

  3. Health consumers want more access to their data in Electronic Health Records (EHRs).

  4. Remote monitoring and data sharing are popular choices for health consumers.

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Analysis

 

High levels of consumer adoption show that patients are driving the use of digital tools to manage their health. EHR access is increasing but actual access is still far behind desired access levels. There is an opportunity to increase transparency and improve communication with patients.

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"Digital technologies are transforming how patients engage and take more control over their health."

DR. MAJID ALTUWAIJRI,

Accenture H&PS Lead in
Middle East and North Africa

Recommendations

Technological tools and proactive digital strategies are key investments for providers that hope to meet consumers’ expectations, and narrow the chasm between what patient hopes and current levels of access to data given by providers.

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Video insights

IMPLICATIONS OF ACCENTURE 2016 CONSUMER SURVEY ON PATIENT ENGAGEMENT

Accenture's Kip Webb discusses the two main findings from the 2016 Consumer Survey on Patient Engagement and their market implications.

"What you see is we’re setting ourselves up for a collision that I think will have implications on the market."
KIP WEBB

About the research

Accenture commissioned a seven-country survey of 7,840 consumers ages 18+ to assess their attitudes toward health, the healthcare system, electronic health records, healthcare technology and their healthcare providers’ electronic capabilities. The online survey included consumers across seven countries: Australia (1013), Brazil (1006), England (1009), Norway (800), Saudi Arabia (852), Singapore (935) and the United States (2225). The survey was conducted by Nielsen on behalf of Accenture between November 2015 and January 2016. The analysis provided comparisons by country, sector, age and use.

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