physician smartphone adoption

By Jonah Comstock April 16, 2015
While most clinicians carry one or more mobile devices for a variety of use cases, it's still the case that no single screen is as popular as the desktop computer for physicians, according to a new survey released by Microsoft. The online survey of 402 U.S. physicians was conducted by YouGov. Fifty percent of physicians used smartphones, 49 percent used laptop computers, and 23 percent used...
By Jonah Comstock January 14, 2015
Physician adoption of smartphones and tablets is higher than it's ever been, but poor communication between IT departments and doctors keeps those devices from being effectively used, according to a new report from Spyglass Consulting. The report estimates that 96 percent of doctors have smartphones, but only 10 percent are actually willing to use their mobile devices to access electronic health...
By Aditi Pai December 9, 2014
More than two-thirds of clinicians at US hospitals use smartphones or tablet computers at their facilities, according to a small HIMSS survey of 139 clinicians. The survey was conducted between October and November of 2014 and published in time with the group's mHealth Summit event in Maryland this week. "As smartphones and tablet computers are relatively new tools to healthcare organizations, it...
By Jonah Comstock July 30, 2014
Smartphone and tablet use by level of experience. A new study in the Journal of Radiation Oncology looked at self-reported smartphone and tablet ownership and usage statistics in young, French, radiation oncologists. While the sample is quite specific and not necessarily generalizable, it does present an interesting look at the up-and-coming generation of physicians (most of the subjects had...
By Brian Dolan April 17, 2014
After a few years of similar data points, Manhattan Research's Director of Physician Research James Avallone feels confident that smartphone adoption among physicians in the US has plateaued. "We have seen this number in the low 80s since 2011 -- it's been static," Avallone said. "In 2010 we were at 72 percent of physicians and then the following year we hit four out of five. Since then it's...
By Brian Dolan April 29, 2013
Nearly three-quarters of physicians in the United States are using their smartphones at work, according to a March 2013 survey conducted by ad agency WPP's Kantar Media. The survey of more than 3,000 physicians representing 21 specialties found that 74 percent said they were using their smartphones for professional purposes. The 2012 study found that about 68 percent of physicians were using...
By Jonah Comstock January 30, 2013
Research in Motion (RIM) finally renamed itself "BlackBerry" after its signature product, even as it launched its much-awaited iPhone/Android competitor: the BlackBerry 10 operating system, touchscreen BlackBerry Z10 and keyboard-equipped BlackBerry Q10. The launch has been described as a Hail Mary pass for the struggling company, a last chance for a comeback that the company hopes could put it...
By Brian Dolan May 22, 2012
Smartphone adoption among physicians has started to level but there's been an "explosion" of adoption in tablets, Manhattan Research's VP of Research Monique Levy said during a recent webinar. Levy said that Manhattan's survey of physicians in the US found that 62 percent now have some kind of tablet device, almost twice as many as last year. "I still cannot believe some of this data. I had to...
By Brian Dolan February 8, 2012
Among the many physician specialties, urologists seem to be one group that is very likely to be using a smartphone. That was one of the conclusions that could be drawn from a survey published last year by Bulletin Healthcare, which found that only physician assistants, emergency room physicians, and cardiologists were more likely to use their mobile devices to keep up with industry news. Bulletin...
By Chris Gullo November 16, 2011
More than 50 percent of physicians use a smartphone for work purposes, according to a new study by IT industry association CompTIA. CompTIA’s "Third Annual Healthcare IT Insights and Opportunities" study consisted of online surveys of 350 doctors, dentists and other healthcare providers or administrators, along with executives at 400 IT firms that work in healthcare IT. The association conducted...