Physicians’ Mobile EHR Use To Increase, Report Finds
July 23, 2015 in News
Physicians’ use of mobile devices to access electronic health records is expected to rise to 70% by the end of the year, according to a report released Tuesday by Black Book Market Research, Health Data Management reports.
For the report, Black Book surveyed about 6,000 physicians across several specialties (Slabodkin, Health Data Management, 7/22).
Researchers found that:
- 52% of all ambulatory practice physicians currently use mobile devices to access EHRs or reference materials (Bresnick, Health IT Analytics, 7/22); and
- 31% of all respondents use smartphones for individual patient management strategies.
In addition, the survey found that the specialists who most often use mobile devices for daily patient management were:
- Emergency physicians;
- General surgeons;
- Orthopedic surgeons; and
- Radiologists (Black Book release, 7/21).
Top Mobile EHR Apps
Based on client and customer satisfaction scores, Black Book found that Drchrono is the top-rated mobile EHR application for the third consecutive year (Health Data Management, 7/22).
Other high-ranking mobile EHR application companies included:
- ADP AdvancedMD;
- Kareo; and
- PracticeFusion (Black Book release, 7/21).