Results from a recent study show that 26% of European doctors own an iPad and spend more than 25% of their ‘professional online time’ on the iPad.
As PMLive reports, the study by Manhattan Research was carried out in the final quarter of last year and surveyed over 1,200 European physicians (in the UK, Germany, France, Spain, and Italy) about the time they spend online at work and which devices they use.
The survey found that the iPad is used for 27% of professional internet use, compared to 55% for laptop and desktop PCs. The range of uses for the iPad sounds like it’s expanding as well.
While doctors used their iPads primarily for online referencing, reading online medical journals and watching videos, some are leveraging their iPads to manage and educate their patients.
Perhaps the most telling bit of data in the survey is this:
40 per cent of doctors surveyed said they planned to purchase an iPad within the next six months
I still haven’t seen an iPad in use at any of our local doctors or dentists offices that our family goes to. That’s probably a good thing as I’d just end up talking about iPads to whoever was using one rather than focusing on whatever had taken us to the doctor.
How about you guys and gals – have you seen iPads in use at a local doctor’s office? If so, what were they being used for?