Physicians’ Interest in Digital Media Grows; Will iPad EHRs Follow?

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In a feature story posted this week, the author tells a story of a future physical therapist who uses mobile technology to create electronic health records and videos to document her patients’ progress.


But for this tale to come true for more healthcare practitioners, major EHR vendors will need to reconfigure their platforms for mobile access.


In April, Allscripts introduced a native iPad® application for EHRs. Epic offers physicians iPad access Epic charts, messaging and other EMR functions. And earlier this year, DrChrono announced it received $2.8 million in funding to develop its iPad patient care platform, including electronic medical records, electronic prescribing, medical billing and patient management.


Perhaps a new study that suggests physicians’ device and digital media adoption are evolving much faster than anticipated will add to their inspiration.


“The skyrocketing adoption rates of tablets alone, especially iPads, means healthcare stakeholders should revisit many of their assumptions about reaching and engaging with this audience,” said Monique Levy, vice president of research at health marketer research and advisory firm Manhattan Research, in a press release.

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