Survey: 86% of MDs want mobile EMR access

By Brian Dolan
01:04 pm
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PricewaterhouseCoopers Survey on mHealthAccording to the PricewaterhouseCoopers' online survey results released last week, the 1,000 physicians polled are very interested in using mobile devices for a number of clinical tasks. PricewaterhouseCoopers' Health Research Institute, "Healthcare Unwired" report found that 83 percent of the physicians surveyed are interested in prescribing medication via their mobile devices. Some 60 percent said they were interested in using mobile technology to communicate with their patients. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the most popular task physicians would like to leverage their mobile devices for was accessing EMR information: Some 86 percent are interested.

PwC noted that primary care physicians are more interested in wireless ePrescribing, while specialists are more interested in accessing electronic medical records (EMRs) through their mobiles.

Last week we reported on PwC's stats regarding consumer adoption of mHealth (more here.)

For more on PwC's report, be sure to read the full PDF here

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