Report: 80% of Physicians Use Smartphones, Medical Apps

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Eighty percent of U.S. physicians use smartphones and medical apps, according to a Float Mobile Learning news release.

Float Mobile Learning's report, the quarterly "Environmental Scan," analyzed case studies, books, published scholarly journals and other sources to evaluate how the healthcare industry is engaged in mobile learning. The report found that 30 percent of practicing physicians have already purchased an iPad and 28 percent plan to do so within the next six months.

In addition, medical students using information from smartphones outperformed seasoned medical consultants in prescribing emergency drug infusions, according to the release.

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