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Monday, December 12, 2011

Majority of Doctors Using Mobile Technology at Work

I knew that mobile technology was popular among consumers, but recently, the use of mobile technology has been used by many physicians, nurses, and others in the medical field on a regular basis. According to a study conducted by Jackson & Coker, 80 percent of physicians are using these devices in their work on a daily basis.

Why are mobile devices so popular with people working in the medical field? I can see a few of the reasons why doctors have stepped up to embrace mobile technology. For one thing, they are easy to use. Smartphones and tablets are portable and are easy for the doctor to take with him or her when moving from one patient examination room to the next.

Another advantage to mobile technology in the healthcare field is that doctors can access information about their patients quickly and easily. Having patient records at hand is an important part of diagnosing and treating ailments, and now that hospitals and clinics are moving toward storing them electronically, it makes sense for doctors to use mobile devices to access them quickly.

Doctors make decisions that have an immediate impact on their patients’ lives, and they need to have the best possible information to make them. If carrying around a smartphone or a tablet on the job means they can offer better patient care, then this is a great strategy.

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