Providers: Tablets improve workflow, multi-tasking, productivity

Nearly three-fourths of healthcare providers surveyed recently by technology solutions provider CDW say that tablets improve their workflow, according to a new EHR Intelligence article. The survey consisted of 152 healthcare respondents who use tablets on a regular basis, as well as tablet users in other fields, such as business, higher education and state and local government.

Overall, 84 percent of tablet users say the devices make them better at multi-tasking, and 91 percent feel the platforms improve their ability to access information from anywhere. According to the article, doctors who own tablets use them daily for more than two hours, which amounts to 26 percent of their total computing time. As a result, they say they gain 1.1 hours in productivity each day. Article