AS SMARTPHONE USE continues to grow, these devices are often used to access an individual’s private information. American mobile device users spend, on average, five hours1 of their day communicating or accessing information on their smartphones. Approximately 69 percent of that time is spent in apps. Recent figures show healthcare apps have helped boost that percentage, as more than 50 percent of smartphone users gather health-related information on their phones, while 80 percent of physicians use smartphones and medical apps.
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