Hands Up — Who’s Bringing Their iPad into the Examination Room?

The Direct Primary Care Journal shared findings recently about the prevalence of iPad usage by physicians. According to the report, the most common activity of physicians who use an electronic health record (EHR) and use a smartphone or tablet is “sending and receiving emails.” The second most frequent activity among tablet users is “accessing EHRs (51% daily).” Compare that with just 7% of physicians using their smartphone to access EHRs.

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Posted by: AtlasMD

September 25, 2013

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‘The Year of the Big EHR Switch’ Confirms Physicians Favor iPad and Mobile Applications

As we know, thousands of physician practices are opting to dump ineffective EHR systems. Nearly one in five physician users indicated the high likelihood of shifting systems after disappointing first vendor results. And it looks like several new EHR mobile apps are being talked about in physician circles.

“A mandate has been issued and progressive vendors are reacting,” reports Doug Brown, Managing Partner of Black Book Research. “A full 100% of practices participating in the follow up poll expect EHR systems that allow access to patient data wherever physicians are providing or reviewing care.” And, as Healthcare Technology Online found out, docs like to be mobile.

READ THE COMPLETE BLACK BOOK RANKING PRESS RELEASE HERE

Check out some convincing stats on which professions are going mobile, and which devices are most popular. Read more