The Spyglass consulting group has published a white paper that claims that adoption of smartphones among physicians is extremely high. Of the 100 physicians interviewed for the study, 94 had or used smartphones.
Other highlights from the study:
Physicians experiencing difficulties connecting with colleagues Physicians overwhelmed by the volume of incoming communications Physicians lack standardized processes to coordinate patient care Physician smartphone adoption experiencing significant growth.
With only 100 physicians interviewed, specific conclusions about the entire population of US
physicians might be reaching a bit far. However, as with pagers in the 80s, docs are no doubt leading the way in this field, which is why there is such a robust marketplace for medical reference apps such as Epocrates, Skyscape’s PDR, and Unbound Medicine.
Abstract: Point of Care Communications for Physicians
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