Practicing MDs & Smartphones

A marketing survey by SDI Health, has been making the news rounds. According to the “Mobile & Social Media Study: PhysiciansÔÇÖ Views of Emerging Technology Survey,” 30% of physicians have used a smartphone to access medical applications. Of the physicians who own a smart phone, 95% have downloaded a medical application. The most popular applications were: Epocrates, Medscape, and Skyscape. The study was conducted in October 2009; I wonder how much those numbers have jumped in the last 8 months. For more information on mobile resources, check out the Libraries’ guide.