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Smartphone Use Among U.S. Physicians Up 30%

A recent Manhattan Research report, Taking the Pulse v 9.0,  found that for the past 8 years, the number of U.S. physicians who use smartphones has doubled from 30% in 2001 to a recent 64%.

A total of 1,900 practicing physicians participated in the survey. According to the result,  89% of them acknowledged that the Internet has become an essential part of their practice and about 75% use the Internet daily for professional purposes. iPhone ownership doubled in the past year and mobile medical applications has become popular. More than 45% have used Wikipedia when researching online clinical content. Participation in online professional communities also doubled last year, and 25% of the physicians reported contributing to a medical blog or other online medical content.

You can revisit our February SCR CONNECTions webinar on Medical Applications on Mobile Devices for more information.

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