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Health Care: Pervasive Technology on the Horizon

A recent survey of over 1,000 medical students found:
  • Nearly 90% of students surveyed view the information available through mobile or online drug and disease references as highly credible, second only to medical journals
  • 45% of the respondents are using an iPhone and or an iPod Touch
  • 84% of medical students had experience with an EMR during their clinical rotations
  • 90% said use of an EMR will be an important factor in choosing where to practice medicine

Source: “Future Physicians Weigh in on Importance of Technology in Medicine: Fourth Annual Survey by Epocrates Gives U.S. Medical Students Voice on Pressing Issues,” Epocrates press release, August 20, 2009,http://www.epocrates.com/company/news/082009.html

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August 30, 2009 - Posted by | healthcare | ,

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