November 7, 2011
Research In Motion (RIM) is this year's recipient of the International Medical Corps' Global Impact award for aiding disaster-recovery efforts worldwide with its BlackBerry smartphone. The 2011 Annual Awards Celebration takes place in Los Angeles next week.
International Medical Corps (IMC) is a non-profit organisation that provides first-response healthcare and medical assistance to areas...
November 5, 2011
Pagers for healthcare are going the way of the dodo, according to middleware healthcare device maker Amcom. MobiHealthNews recently spoke to Amcom president Chris Heim and mobile product manager Brian Edds about their company's place in the evolving mHealth industry.
"When it comes to medical devices, input devices [oximeters, blood pressure monitors, glucometers, etc.] and output devices [...
June 22, 2011
More than 30 percent of US physicians now use tablets, according to a recent study of more than 3,700 physicians conducted by QuantiaMD. Of those using tablets, almost 20 percent are already using the device in clinical settings. QuantiaMD also coined a term for the 25 percent of physicians that use both a smartphone and a tablet: "Super Mobile" physicians. Not surprisingly, this group is...
April 27, 2011
According to a survey conducted by Aptilon, a pharmaceutical sales and marketing channel company, by the end of this year about 61 percent of US physicians will be using iPhones. About 9 percent will use an Android smartphone and 9 percent will be using a BlackBerry smartphone, according to the survey. Overall 84 percent of US physicians will have a smartphone of some kind, the poll of 341 "HCPs...
April 8, 2011
Email-based medical news journal Bulletin Healthcare dug into its user data recently and found that three in ten of its healthcare professional readers access industry news from their mobile device. Between June 2010 and February 2011, mobile readership of Bulletin Healthcare’s daily email briefings rose 45 percent. Since the company's subscribers account for about half the practicing physicians...
March 31, 2011
A new survey published by Knowledge Networks for the pharmaceutical industry, found that 64 percent of doctors have a smartphone, while 27 percent of primary care providers and specialists say they have a tablet. The survey polled more than 5,400 doctors.
Manhattan Research surveys have found that about 72 percent of physicians in the US as of mid-2010 have a smartphone or PDA, which is fairly...
October 6, 2010
According to a recent online survey conducted by EPG Media, physicians in the United States are almost twice as likely to own a smartphone as European physicians. The EPG survey of more than 300 physicians found that around 81 percent of US physicians currently own a smartphone, only 44 percent of European doctors do. In a blog post on the research company's site, the researchers point out that...
July 26, 2010
According to a recent physician survey conducted by Spyglass Consulting, the "exponential" growth in physician adoption of mobile communications at point of care has been driven by physicians' desire to improve communications and collaboration, streamline productivity, and enhance patient care and safety. Spyglass conducted interviews with more than 100 physicians this past March to discuss the...