Physicians Cynical of Hospital Investments in Mobile Infrastructure | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology Skip to content Skip to navigation

Physicians Cynical of Hospital Investments in Mobile Infrastructure

January 14, 2015
by Gabriel Perna
| Reprints
Physicians do not think hospital IT organizations of affiliated hospitals are making the proper investments into providing the right infrastructure for mobile health (mHealth) applications, according to the findings of a new survey.
 
The survey, from the Menlo Park, Calif.-based Spyglass Consulting Group, reveals that 70 percent of physicians say hospital It organizations are failing to provide adequate investments that address physician mHealth requirements, specifically around communications. Most physicians, however, are on board with using smartphones and other mobile devices for clinical communications. 
 
"Physician smartphone adoption is nearly universal with 96 percent of physicians interviewed using Smartphones as their primary device to support clinical communications," Gregg Malkary, managing director of Spyglass Consulting Group, said in a statement. "Smartphones are preferred because they are easier to use and provide more enhanced functionality than outdated communication options provided by hospital IT including pagers, overhead paging systems, landline phones and fax machines."
 
One area physicians will not look for help in clinical communications in is with the electronic health record (EHR). The survey found that 83 percent of physicians are frustrated with using the EHR to support clinical communications due to poor EHR interoperability, limited EHR messaging capabilities, and poor usability that makes it difficult to find relevant clinical data. 
 
Topics

News

NewYork-Presbyterian, Walgreens Partner on Telemedicine Initiative

NewYork-Presbyterian and Walgreens are collaborating to bring expanded access to NewYork-Presbyterian’s healthcare through new telemedicine services, the two organizations announced this week.

ONC Releases Patient Demographic Data Quality Framework

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) developed a framework to help health systems, large practices, health information exchanges and payers to improve their patient demographic data quality.

AMIA, Pew Urge Congress to Ensure ONC has Funding to Implement Cures Provisions

The Pew Charitable Trusts and the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) have sent a letter to congressional appropriators urging them to ensure that ONC has adequate funding to implement certain 21st Century Cures Act provisions.

Former Michigan Governor to Serve as Chair of DRIVE Health

Former Michigan Governor John Engler will serve as chair of the DRIVE Health Initiative, a campaign aimed at accelerating the U.S. health system's transition to value-based care.

NJ Medical Group Launches Statewide HIE, OneHealth New Jersey

The Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ) recently launched OneHealth New Jersey, a statewide health information exchange (HIE) that is now live.

Survey: 70% of Providers Using Off-Premises Computing for Some Applications

A survey conducted by KLAS Research found that 70 percent of healthcare organizations have moved at least some applications or IT infrastructure off-premises.