Mobile apps largely used by docs for work

Mobile apps are being used by 24 percent of doctors, making them the top digital/social media channel used for work purposes, according to a new survey of more than 300 practicing physicians by Wolters Kluwer Health.

Eight in 10 physicians use smartphones in their daily practice and six in 10 use tablets. More than half (55 percent) use both smartphones and tablets in their daily practice. The top use of smartphones is for accessing drug information while tablets are used most to access medical research.

Physicians surveyed were in the fields of primary care, family medicine and internal medicine. Interviews were conducted online in April 2013 with a national sample of qualified practicing PCPs. Report