HIT Consultant recently highlighted a survey of more than 300 practicing primary care physicians, aimed at exploring the top issues and challenges faced by these clinicians in their practices.
In an infographic shared by the healthcare-technology media platform, Wolters Kluwer Health—a leading provider of information for healthcare professionals—specifically focuses on the survey’s Mobile Usage Habits and Physician Information Sources categories, which summarize how and how often physicians use their mobile devices to access data sources.
Some of the study’s most notable findings in these categories:
- Eight in 10 physicians use their smartphones in their daily practice, while six in 10 use tablets.
- Smartphones are used mostly for accessing drug information.
- Tablets are used mostly for accessing medical research.
- General browsers (Google, Yahoo, etc.), professional journals, and online subscription services are the information sources frequented most.
The study also found 48 percent of physicians surveyed will be primarily focused on increasing practice efficiency over the next three to five years. Other categories explored in Wolters Kluwer Health 2013 Physician Outlook Survey include Physician Challenges, Physician Attention, Affordable Care Act, Cost Pressures, and HIT Adoption Status.
Check out additional survey findings in the infographic titled, “Physician Information Sources.”