www.tech-sanity.com Tablets used for more than 26% of online time More than one in four European doctors reportedly use iPads, according to data collected by Manhattan Research. Respondents to the survey noted that the iPad was used for an average of 27 percent of their online work time, though traditional notebook and desktop computers still accounted for more than half of online time. The 'Taking the Pulse Europe' study surveyed over 1,200 physicians in Germany, France, Spain, Italy and the UK. Ownership was found to be highest in the UK, where 31 percent of surveyed physicians own an iPad, and lowest in Spain.
Doctors reported that they used Apple's tablet to look up information, watch videos, and browse articles. The research firm told PMLive that doctors also showed "significant interest" in using the device to educate their patients and manage patient records.
Many hospitals and other medical facilities began deploying iPads soon after the device arrived on the market. A number of pharmaceutical companies and other medical industries have released apps designed specifically for healthcare workers.