05/09/2013 - 5:44pm

While beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, this month's Patient Views seeks to better understand beauty in the eye of the patient.

03/22/2013 - 11:07am

Among non-users of retail apps, 46% indicated they would be likely to download an app in the future, according to a recent online survey of more than 600 AccentHealth viewers. Similar to current reasons for usage, discounts and coupon access are likely to drive future app usage for as many as 77% of non-users.

03/21/2013 - 10:45am

Among users of retailer apps, 77% report they are likely to increase their frequency of use or use new features, according to a recent online survey of more than 600 AccentHealth viewers. Cost-saving seekers will continue to fuel future app usage (67%); however, significant interest in less commonly used tools today — such as live expert chatting (30%), bar code scanning (55%) and prescription regimen management (46%) — are expected to contribute to growth in app use.

03/20/2013 - 10:47am

As retailers strengthen mobile strategies, it is not surprising to find that half of surveyed consumers (49%) own a retailer app, according to a recent online survey of more than 600 AccentHealth viewers. Of those, as many as 77% report having an app for a pharmacy or mass merchandiser with a pharmacy.

03/19/2013 - 2:22pm

Consumers using mobile devices in-store are most often in search of savings, with the majority (91%) comparing prices online or at other stores while shopping, according to a recent online survey of more than 600 AccentHealth viewers. Following price, product availability searches at another location (60%) is the next most popular reason for device use while in-store.

03/18/2013 - 11:53am

As many as 57% of consumers report using their smart device to make a purchasing decision at the shelf, according to a recent online survey of more than 600 AccentHealth viewers. Of those, 16% use their smart device for pharmacy-related items, including prescriptions and OTCs — making pharmacy products the second-largest category (behind electronics and appliances).

03/14/2013 - 11:46am

When it comes to medical treatment, healthcare professionals remain the most trusted source for information. According to a recent online survey of more than 600 AccentHealth viewers, 64% of viewers cite their healthcare professional as their source of information for prescription medicines, while 31% say they go to healthcare professionals for information on OTCs.

03/13/2013 - 10:46am

The most common daily activities on smart devices included Web searches, app use and social networking, according to a recent online survey of more than 600 AccentHealth viewers. While product info searches are reported to a lesser extent for daily use, 72% of smart-device users reported conducting that activity at least weekly — making it fourth ranked in terms of usage frequency.

03/12/2013 - 3:07pm

Web searches, app usage and product information searches top the charts for smart device usage, according to a recent online survey of more than 600 AccentHealth viewers. As many as 91% of smart-device users visited a search engine over the past 30 days, while 85% reported using an app and 83% searched for a product.