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Tablet Usage By Physicians Report

The report analyzes how physicians are using tablet devices within the medical workspace and provides insights into how this technology is being used to improve patient care.

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Background and Methodology:
The survey was designed to address the following report objectives:

  • Assess health practitioners’ usage of tablets within their medical practices.
  • Determine if there are any differences in tablet usage and demographics between physicians who have adopted EHR and those who have not.

AmericanEHR and Insights West worked in collaboration to provide a relevant statistical analysis of tablet usage by physicians in the medical space. Data was collected from 846 health practitioners (696 physicians and 150 allied health professionals) between October 10 and December, 2012. Given, the smaller sample of health professionals statistical analysis focused primarily on physicians’ usage of tablets. The study reviewed the utility of these devices for physicians who have also adopted EHR systems and draws comparisons between non-EHR users as well as Family Practice use and Specialty use. Further analysis includes frequency of tablet activities among EHR users across different size practices and a range of other demographics including age, gender, region and practice type.

Insights gained include the following:

  • About 33% of EHR users and 25% of non-EHR users use a tablet device in their medical practice.
  • EHR users who use a tablet spend 25 hours a week on their devices.
  • Smaller practices, defined as three doctors or fewer, are likely to conduct a broader range of activities on their tablet, such as banking, communicating with patients, or taking photos for clinical purposes.
  • About one-third of EHR users are very satisfied with their tablet device, while 44% are somewhat satisfied.

Report Pricing: 

Clinician: $299.00 USD

A Clinician is a healthcare provider (Physician, Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner) who works directly with patients in a hospital or office setting. In order to qualify for Clinician pricing, you must also not be employed by a healthcare technology vendor or consultant.

Organization: $1999.00 USD

An Organization Subscription is for all companies that don't qualify for Clinician pricing (Consultant, Vendor, Investment Firm, Pharmaceutical Company, Insurer, etc.)

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