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66% of PCPs use mobile professionally more than 10 times a day


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Merck Manuals released a survey of 220 PCPs last week that showed how they use mobile devices in their professional duties. Some of the findings were surprising even in this environment of mobile immersion.

“Mobile technology is not meant to replace the patient/doctor relationship,” said Dr. Robert S. Porter, M.D., Merck Manuals Editor-in-Chief. “In fact, it can enhance the office visit by allowing them to review information together, as our survey found.”

Some other mobile-focused findings from the folks that provide the Merck Manual apps:

The Merck survey provides more evidence that mobile is important and is starting to be used inside the physician-patient conversation rather than just individually.

Source: PRNewswire

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