“As the healthcare industry moves to adopt digital technologies, Apple’s iPad and iPhone remain popular options for access to records on the go,” Kevin Bostic reports for AppleInsider. “Sixty-eight percent of surveyed physicians and practices chose the iPhone over Android and other smartphones. Fifty-nine percent of physicians and practices said they were integrating tablets into their operations, and the iPad was the most popular option in that category.”
“Just over half (51 percent) of office-based physicians said they use a mobile device to perform independent medical reference and internet research,” Bostic reports. “Doctors, though, are aware of the possibilities inherent in mobile devices: 83 percent said they would immediately use mobile EHR functions to update charts, check labs, and order medications if their EHR vendor provided such functions.”
Bostic reports, “Vendors supplying EHR systems have indicated that they’re ready to move to the iPad in order to address physicians’ concerns: 122 vendors told Black Book that they’re preparing to roll out native iPad versions of their products, while another 135 claimed such a product was on their near strategic horizons.”
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