iPad Adoption Increases in Healthcare

Posted on August 2, 2011 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

A quote from the article linked above:

More than 30 percent of physicians use tablet devices, compared to 5 percent of U.S. consumers, according to results of a study released June 16 by QuantiaMD, a mobile/online physician community. QuantiaMD surveyed more than 3,700 physicians for the study.

Although the next line of the article says it all. It says that only 20% of those physicians use their tablet in a clinical setting (such as with their EMR). Although, 65% expect to use a tablet to help their practice in the next couple years.

Of course, when we’re talking about tablets, we’re talking mostly about the iPad. As the previous physician social media infographic says that 75% of physicians have an Apple mobile device.