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Health-E Minds Series: Healthcare Providers and Technology - Top Statistics of 2014

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Top 13 Statistics on How Doctors Use Technology

A few weeks ago, I experienced a medical
emergency and saw a nurse [[wysiwyg_imageupload:187:]]practitioner. During our appointment, I was surprised to see her using an iPhone to look up information. With just a few taps on the screen of the same device I use to check my email and listen to music, she made decisions about my medical care.

Seeing my nurse practitioner use her mobile device during my appointment made me curious to how health care providers use technology. After researching the topic, I found out that providers’ use of digital technologies extends far beyond the point of patient care. Tools such as search engines, mobile devices, online video and social media platforms have an enormous impact on healthcare providers learn, share and connect with patients in clinical practices. Read full post »