The mobile revolution just reached a tipping point, according to a recent survey. In fact, about 51% of respondents are using their tablets to access EHRs.
The mobile revolution just reached a tipping point, according to a recent survey. In fact, about 51% of respondents are using their tablets to access EHRs. In contrast, only 7% of physicians are accessing their EHRs via use of smart phones.
The data recently released by AmericanEHR Partners, based on a survey of 1,400 physicians, suggests “that tablets are of greater use for clinical purposes than smartphones.”
Other survey results include:
Mobile phone usage by physicians who use an EHR: 77% use a smartphone, 15% use a regular mobile phone, and 8% use neither.
About 75% of physicians use their smartphone to communicate with other physicians at least once weekly.
About 70% of physicians use their smartphone to research medications at least once weekly.
Of the physicians surveyed, about 25% who use a regular phone plan to buy a smartphone within the next 6 months.
Additional highlights from the “Tablet Usage by Physicians 2013”
About 33% of EHR users and 25% of non-EHR users use a tablet device in their practice.
Practices with three doctors or fewer are likely to conduct a broader range of activities on their tablet, such as banking, communicating with patients, or taking photos for clinical purposes.
About 33% of EHR users are very satisfied with their tablet device, while 44% are somewhat satisfied.
AmericanEHR Partners was developed by Cientis Technologies and the American College of Physicians