News Feature | August 20, 2015

More Than Half Of Physicians Use Mobile To Access Patient Data

Katie Wike

By Katie Wike, contributing writer

Healthcare IT News For VARs

A Black Book Market Research survey finds more than half of physicians use mobile devices to view patient records or reference data.

A survey of more than 6,000 physicians conducted by Black Book Market Research found greater than half of doctors who responded use their mobile devices to reference data at work or view patient records. According to the results, 70 percent of all clinicians indicated they aim to use mobile EHR devices and software by the end of 2015.

“As the transition to mobile devices has been rapidly occurring over the past five years, progressive EHR vendors have responded with clear plans and successful products to help expand the user experience,” Doug Brown, managing partner of Black Book Market Research said in a statement. “With more than half of physicians currently using a mobile device in their medical practices, these EHR vendors are allowing providers to choose which platform best fits into their workflow in multiple healthcare delivery settings including highly usable mobile products.”

MobiHealth News reports specialists frequently used their phones to access records. Most likely to do this were emergency room physicians, radiologists, obstetrician-gynecologists, and general and orthopedic surgeons. Thirty-one percent of physicians overall used smartphones to manage care.

The survey also determined the top-ranked virtualized and mobile electronic health records application vendor for 2015, and also two years prior, is drchrono. This determination was made based on client experience and customer satisfaction scores on eighteen key performance indicators.

Other top performing mobile EHR application firms in the 2015 Black Book Market Research 2015 user poll include: HealthFusion, Greenway, Cerner, Allscripts, athenahealth, PracticeFusion, iPatientCare, Kareo, and ADP AdvancedMD.