Also, 77% of respondents would use virtual services to track health indicators like blood pressure and glucose levels; and 76% for follow-up appointments.
On the other hand, the number of doctors who think patients should have access to their health records has dropped from 31 in 2014 to 18 percent today.
The number of these companies has spiked from 4 in 2010, to 42 in 2014, with annual investment growing at an annual rate of 224% over the same period.
The failure to align mobile apps to the services consumers' demand could cost each of these hospitals, on average, more than $100M in lost annual revenue.
If primary care physician's (PCP) time is reduced by only 5 minutes, that could free up the equivalent of 37,000 PCPs, without the need to hire more doctors.
The share of "digital" acquisitions is expected to expand by a multiple of eight, from 1 percent of overall acquisition volume in 2014 to 8 percent by 2018.
However, this will allow big companies to mine these "zombie" start-ups for talent or innovative technologies that could bolster existing solutions.
These solutions have already achieved $6 billion in cost savings last year, driven by medication adherence, behavior modifications and fewer emergency room visits.
63% of survey respondents believe that wearable technologies will be adopted broadly by the insurance industry within the next two years.
Pharmaceutical CIOs view analytics as the top driver of integration (52%), but pharmaceutical CMOs rank analytics near the bottom (cited by just 13%).