Doctors don’t use handhelds for medicine

CIO Insight has published a very interesting article that examines how doctors are using handhelds in the practice of medicine.  I am surprised at their findings- physicians in the US are five times as likely to use handhelds as their non-physician counterparts but they do not use it for medical reference, even though many in the study admitted they had such information on the handheld device.  The study points out that 57% of all physicians use either a PDA or a Tablet PC but less than a third of them use the handheld device to access the reference material.  This seems like a big waste of technology.  The article details this study and is a good read.

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