Use of ehealth offers in Germany

Use of ehealth offers in Germany


Five percent of internet users in the 18-69 years of age group have an above average interest in innovative digital health and fitness offers, according to a study.


  • Author: Corinna Drube
  • Appeared: 28.07.2015
  • Category: eHealth

This includes using fitness trackers and other wearables, memory training or exchanging first diagnoses with the doctor over a smartphone app. This type of person, referred to by analysts as a “digital hypochondriac”, is defined as an onliner searching very actively on the internet for medical information, evaluating risk tests, double-checking diagnoses and getting reminded online about taking medicine or going for preventive check-ups. In total 5,046 internet users from 18 to 69 years of age were interviewed regarding various ehealth topics.

The chart shows the use of ehealth offers in Germany.

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