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Mobile Usage by Physicians Doesn’t Coincide with More Apps Used

Although 74% of doctors are using smartphones for work, app usage isn’t growing very quickly, according to a March 2013 study by Kantar Media. The most common type of app used by doctors on a smartphone (72%) is for diagnostic and clinical-reference purposes, up from 70% in March 2012. Drug and coding reference app usage is also up slightly from 2012 from 61% to 64%. EMR apps are used on smartphones by less than 15% of doctors. Among tablet users, the apps most often used are for medical journals/ newspapers/magazines (73%) followed by diagnostic tools/clinical references (61%), and EMR (49%). Read more here.