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•EHR Adoption is Disrupting Mobile Growth: Mobile adoption among clinicians has temporarily leveled off as tablet growth in the clinical setting slows. While there was an impressive 68 percent increase from 2012 to 2013 in "digital omnivores"—those using all three devices: tablet, smartphone, and computer in their workflow—this year, a slight decrease was detected. This may be the result of the push towards EHR implementation in 2013, which has fueled an upsurge in time spent on computers, the dominant platform for EHR use. The lack of mobile EHR innovation is notable: only one-third of clinicians claim their EHR is optimized for tablet or smartphone use. Most viewed traditional EHRs as time-consuming interferences and longed for more user-friendly and efficient options.
•Nurse Practitioners (NPs), Physician Assistants (PAs), and Pharmacists Excel at Mobile: NPs, PAs, and pharmacists are shining stars in terms of mobile engagement. PAs lead daily tablet usage among clinicians, with NPs following a close second. As for hospital pharmacists, over half identified themselves as digital omnivores and point to mobile as having significantly improved their productivity while enhancing interactions with patients.
•The Future of Mobile Looks Bright: Health care providers still consume a considerable amount of clinical content on mobile devices during the moments that matter. Smartphones remain a round-the-clock resource for quick reference. Looking to the future, 74 percent of clinicians surveyed expect to be digital omnivores by Q2 2015, suggesting the migration of tasks to mobile devices will likely continue to grow.
"It's clear there is an opportunity to help health care providers bridge the gap between desktop and mobile while minimizing some of the more exasperating EHR pain points," said Dr.
*Clinicians are defined as physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
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