Infographic: Mobile Usage in the Medical Space 2013

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013
This post was written by Melanie Matthews

Mobile technology is growing at a rapid pace, particulary in the medical space, according to new survey by AmericanEHR. American EHR conducted the survey to better understand health practitioners’ usage of mobile technology. The survey helps address questions such as how many physicians are using mobile technology, what smartphone brands they prefer, what features they use, and how often they use them.

AmericanEHR collected data from 702 verified physicians within the U.S. between October 10, 2012, and December 8, 2012, including an analysis on the frequency of different smartphone activities carried out for both personal and clinical purposes and common technologies utilized within the practice.

Survey highlights:

  • The most popular brand of smartphone used across respondents was Apple’s iPhone.
  • The most popular clinical apps were Epocrates, Medscape, and MedCalc.
  • Twice as many non-EHR physicians use a traditional mobile phone compared to EHR users.
  • One-quarter of non-smartphone users intend to buy a smartphone in the next six months.
  • Both EHR and non-EHR users spend 15–16 hours a week on their smartphone.
  • 35% of respondents use their smartphone to research information on medications daily.
  • The least common smartphone activity for business purposes is Tweeting (5%).

The infographic below illustrates key insights from AmericanEHR’s mobile study.

Mobile Usage in the Medical Space 2013

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