While 69 percent of clinicians use mobile apps to access clinical information, only 33 percent believe they can access most or all of the clinical systems technologies they need via smartphones and tablet computers.

That is the finding of a just-released 2014 Mobile Devices Study by HIMSS Analytics. Based on a survey of 139 clinicians and data from the HIMSS Analytics Database, the study concludes that smartphones and tablets have the potential to transform the way in which clinician’s access patient information. However, there are several key areas that must be addressed to enhance the use of these mobile devices by healthcare organizations.

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