Sunday, June 19, 2011

Patient Privacy Concerns are #1 Barrier to Doctor Adoption of Mobile Devices

Patient privacy is the top barrier impeding doctors from embracing of mobile devices for doctor to doctor activity and doctor to patient activities. Surprisingly this is from a survey of doctors who already use both smartphones and tablet computers - so called "Super Mobile" doctors.

Interestingly, the #1 item on the doctors' wish-list for their mobile devices is access to Electronic Medical Records (EMR) systems. Clearly ensuring patient data privacy is a critical prerequisite for expanding EMR access to mobile devices.
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Background on Survey
Over 80% of doctors responding to the survey have a smartphone or tablet capable of downloading applications. Moreover, 44% of the doctors who do not have a mobile device plan to purchase one in 2011. 19% of all doctors use a tablet in clinical settings and another 35% are extremely likely to do so in the next few years.

This survey was done by QuantiaMD, a mobile and online community serving over 125,000 physicians with opportunities to learn from, and exchange insights with, their peers and experts in their fields. For more see www.quantiamd.com.

Sources:
(a) Tablets Set to Change Medical Practice - QuantiaMD Survey, June 15, 2011


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