CareNet survey of 1,000 members: 30% of Japanese Doctors own smartphone, 50-50 split between Android & iPhone: http://bit.ly/tqv5fo
CareNet which manages the information service site for a doctor and medical workers released the results of an investigation about SmartMedia performed to October 26, 2011 and company medical association member 1,000 person.The investigation is what investigated the possession situation and the use actual condition of a smart phone and a tablet type terminal, and showed the actual condition that practical use was progressing at the clinical place as compared with the same investigation conducted in November, 2010.
According to the announcement, about 30 percent of doctors owned the smart phone, and it increased by six points as compared with the results of an investigation in 2010.The 1% of whole doctor who owns both of iPhone/Android terminals also exists.Moreover, also among doctors, iPhone is 48% and Android terminals are 47% (in addition to this, both the terminal owner is 5%) and about 2 minutes.A tablet type terminal owner is 21%, the increase of last year ratio eight points.A result which about twenty percent of doctors own was brought.
On the other hand, the doctors who did [ "he does not plan to purchase" and ] the smart phone / tablet type terminal also increase in number.The others and the opinion “necessity is not felt since PC is sufficient” which are “communication is not secured inside the House”, not “not seen [ a small character ]“, etc. easily since it is a presbyopia were raised.
About 40 percent of smart phone owners use for medical-related information gathering.In addition, 40% of “use of the application which is useful for medical treatment”, and “communication with a doctor and a medical worker” showed last year ratio 3 time 15% and high growth.Moreover, in the free answer which asked the concrete use scene, many utilizing methods unique to doctors, such as “a child’s mind is pulled or it uses for having made it stop crying enough”, “a medicine being investigated in a visit place and medical examination”, “photography of the affected part”, etc. besides general uses, such as information gathering / schedule management, were seen.