Report Finds Physicians' Mobile EHR Use To Increase

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).

Survey Findings

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;
  • Ob-gyns;
  • 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;
  • Allscripts;
  • athenahealth;
  • Cerner;
  • Greenway;
  • HealthFusion;
  • iPatientCare;
  • Kareo; and
  • PracticeFusion (Black Book release, 7/21).
Source: iHealthBeat, Thursday, July 23, 2015
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