Friday, November 20, 2009

Smartphone uptake among physicians

How many physicians currently used smartphones in 2009? How will that number change in 2010? I don't think anyone will doubt that the percentage will only increase each year until we reach some type of plateau effect. However, there is still much room for growth in this area.

According to the Manhattan Research, by the year 2012, 81% of U.S. physicians will use smartphones. Currently, about 64% of physicians use PDAs/smartphones. Based on the way smartphones are evolving, the standalone PDA will become extinct fairly soon and almost everyone will be using an Internet-capable smartphone.

Data from "Physicians in 2012: The Outlook for On Demand, Mobile, and Social Digital Media" Manhattan Research

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