physician tablet adoption

By Jonah Comstock April 16, 2015
While most clinicians carry one or more mobile devices for a variety of use cases, it's still the case that no single screen is as popular as the desktop computer for physicians, according to a new survey released by Microsoft. The online survey of 402 U.S. physicians was conducted by YouGov. Fifty percent of physicians used smartphones, 49 percent used laptop computers, and 23 percent used...
By Jonah Comstock July 30, 2014
Smartphone and tablet use by level of experience. A new study in the Journal of Radiation Oncology looked at self-reported smartphone and tablet ownership and usage statistics in young, French, radiation oncologists. While the sample is quite specific and not necessarily generalizable, it does present an interesting look at the up-and-coming generation of physicians (most of the subjects had...
By Brian Dolan April 17, 2014
After a few years of similar data points, Manhattan Research's Director of Physician Research James Avallone feels confident that smartphone adoption among physicians in the US has plateaued. "We have seen this number in the low 80s since 2011 -- it's been static," Avallone said. "In 2010 we were at 72 percent of physicians and then the following year we hit four out of five. Since then it's...
By Jonah Comstock January 27, 2014
When it comes to reading articles in medical journals, 28 percent of physicians use tablets and 21 percent use smartphones according to a recently published study by ad agency WPP's Kantar Media. That's still much lower than the 74 percent that use a desktop or laptop computer or the 55 percent still reading paper journals. Kantar Media surveyed 3,000 doctors across 22 specialties over two...
By Aditi Pai May 9, 2013
One again, Epocrates tops the list as the most popular app for physicians, according to Manahattan Research's Taking the Pulse 2013 survey results. Of the 2,950 physicians surveyed, Epocrates was used by 70 percent of physicians via their smartphones and 50 percent via tablet devices. Epocrates, which was acquired by athenahealth in January, provides physicians with a range of medical reference...
By Jonah Comstock April 18, 2013
Manhattan Research shared a few more numbers from its annual "Taking the Pulse" online research survey of 2,950 physicians in a webinar this week. The numbers showed that smartphone, desktop and laptop use has leveled out among physicians while tablet adoption has risen to 72 percent, up from 62 percent last year. The 62 percent number was a surprise for Manhattan last year, more than doubling...
By Brian Dolan May 22, 2012
Smartphone adoption among physicians has started to level but there's been an "explosion" of adoption in tablets, Manhattan Research's VP of Research Monique Levy said during a recent webinar. Levy said that Manhattan's survey of physicians in the US found that 62 percent now have some kind of tablet device, almost twice as many as last year. "I still cannot believe some of this data. I had to...
By Brian Dolan April 23, 2012
A recent survey of 971 physicians found that about 74 percent already own or plan to buy an iPad in the next six months. The survey, called the April 2012 Joint Survey of Physician Digital Behavior, was conducted by virtual event platform provider ON24 and MedData Group. Of the physicians surveyed, some 45 percent currently owned an iPad and about 52 percent were already iPhone users. About 10...
By Brian Dolan 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...
By Brian Dolan December 15, 2010
About 20 percent of US physicians have tablet devices now, according to Chilmark Research. Most of these are Apple iPads. Some 50 percent of US physicians are expected to have a tablet in the next two years, according to the research firm. One way that physicians are coming face-to-face with iPads increasingly is during meetings with representatives from medical device makers like Abbott, St....