Survey says mobile devices more common but still not part of EHR system

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society poll says few healthcare providers are integrating mobile device data into their electronic health record systems

By Healthcare Facilities Today
March 13, 2014

According to an article on the Bloomberg BNA website, a recent Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) survey shows that while most healthcare providers want to be able to use mobile devices to access patient health records, only about a quarter of them are integrating mobile device data into their electronic health record systems.

The HIMSS Analytics Mobile Technology Survey covers a variety of topics impacting the use of mobile technologies in healthcare organizations. Among other things, the study reported that nearly all of the survey respondents supply mobile technology to clinicians, most often laptops and workstations on wheels. 

Eighty-three percent of those surveyed reported that physicians use mobile technology to provide patient care. Clinicians are most likely to use mobile technology to either look up patient information or looking up non-PHI health information.

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