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AmericanEHR Partners release survey results for mobile phone
and tablet usage among EHR and non-EHR users
Philadelphia, June 12, 2013 -- Two
reports from AmericanEHR Partners based on a survey of nearly
1,400 physicians suggests that tablets are of greater use for
clinical purposes than smartphones.
"Mobile Usage in the Medical Space 2013" and "Tablet Usage by
Physicians 2013" reveal that 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 percent daily).
Just 7 percent of physicians use their smartphone to access EHRs.
Among physicians who have an EHR, 75 percent use a smartphone and
33 percent use a tablet, but time spent on tablets is 66 percent
higher than time spent on smartphones.
"These two reports provide useful insights into how physicians
use technology to interact with patients, physician satisfaction
with mobile devices and apps, and the differences of technology use
within various user demographics," said Thomas Stringham,
co-founder of AmericanEHR Partners, which provides comprehensive
information to support clinicians in the selection and use of EHRs
to improve health care delivery.
The top market share position is held by Apple®, with 55
percent of physicians using smartphones and 54 percent using
tablets. Clinical app usage in a medical practice was much higher
among smartphone users (51 percent daily) than tablet users (30
percent daily). The top five smartphone apps used in a medical
practice were Epocrates®, Medscape®, MedCalc®,
Skyscape®, and Doximity®. The top five tablet apps used in
a medical practice were Epocrates®, Medscape®, Up To
Date®, MedCalc®, and Skyscape®.
Only 28 percent of smartphone users and 18 percent of tablet
users were "very satisfied" with the quality of apps for their
"As the adoption of mobile devices increases, so do the
expectations of clinical users," Stringham said. "The health IT
sector and app developers have an opportunity to improve the
quality and usefulness of clinical mobile apps."
Additional highlights from the "Mobile Usage in the Medical
Space 2013" report include:
Additional highlights from the "Tablet Usage by Physicians 2013"
About AmericanEHR Partners
AmericanEHR Partners is a free online resource designed to aid the
medical community with the selection, implementation, and effective
use of health information technology and electronic health records.
AmericanEHR Partners was founded by the American College of
Physicians and Cientis Technologies and is supported by 16 medical
societies and five health IT organizations with a combined
membership of more than 720,000 clinicians, representing over 65
percent of physicians in the U.S. It does not endorse any
electronic health record vendor. For more information on
AmericanEHR Partners, visit www.americanehr.com.
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medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and
medical students. Internal medicine physicians are specialists who
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About Cientis Technologies
Cientis Technologies is an international developer of online
communities, web-based tools and apps to assist clinicians and
their medical practice teams achieve optimal use of health care
information technologies (HIT). Cientis conducts syndicated
research to provide clinicians, health care consultants, policy
makers, pharma, technology professionals and consumers with key
insights surrounding health care technology adoption, satisfaction
and market share. For more information on Cientis, visit www.cientis.com.