Concierge Medicine Today

Source: American College of Physicians

BusinessmanUsingTabletComputerBigger is better.  Screen size, that is. Two reports based on a survey of nearly 1,400 physicians suggests that tablets are of greater use for clinical purposes than smartphones.

“Mobile Usage in the Medical Space 2013″ and “Tablet Usage by Physicians 2013″ reveal that the most common activity of physicians who use an electronic health record (EHR) and use a smartphone or tablet is “sending and receiving emails.” The second most frequent activity among tablet users is accessing EHRs (51 percent daily). Just 7 percent of physicians use their smartphone to access EHRs. Among physicians who have an EHR, 75 percent use a smartphone and 33 percent use a tablet, but time spent on tablets is 66 percent higher than time spent on smartphones.

“These two reports provide useful insights into how physicians use technology to interact with patients, physician satisfaction with mobile devices and…

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