More than half of ambulatory practice physicians currently access patient records and/or reference data from a mobile device. And, about a third of physicians use smartphones as part of their patient management activities.

Those are among the findings of market research firm Black Book’s annual client poll of more than 6,000 physicians across multiple specialties. Physicians in radiology, OB/GYN, general surgery and orthopedics were among those with the highest utilization rates of smartphones as part of their daily patient management routine.

In addition, 70 percent of all clinicians surveyed indicated that they intend to use mobile EHR devices and software by the end of 2015.

Also See: Clinicians Increasingly Use Mobile Devices, Face Challenges

Based on customer satisfaction scores on 18 performance indicators, Black Book also announced that the top-ranked virtualized and native mobile EHR applications vendor for 2015 is ambulatory software vendor drchrono. This is the third consecutive year that the company, which sells an EHR along with practice management software and outsourced billing services, has ranked number one among physician practices in Black Book’s mobile EHR client surveys.

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