Approximately 4-out-of-5 cardiologists (79%) use a mobile device in their work. The Apple iPhone/iPod Touch devices are the most popular at 39 percent, followed by Blackberry at 24 percent and the Apple iPad (12%). Clearly, Apple has become a dominant player in the marketplace from a usage standpoint and is supported by over 1,500 apps for health care professionals.
Cardiologists primarily use their mobile devices to access reference material (61%) followed by point of care decision-making at 39 percent. So, the devices are having a powerful impact on real-time clinical decision-making. One-third (32%) of cardiologists use their mobile devices at least once a day to access clinical cardiology information, news or education.