45% of health pros with smartphones have downloaded 50-plus apps but only use 7 daily (infographic)

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Many doctors with smartphones are downloading mobile medical apps, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they are using them equally.

In fact, this infographic, based on a September 2011 survey, suggests that there may well be an app overload. A full 45 percent of U.S. healthcare professionals have downloaded more than 50 apps, but only use seven — that’s right, seven — on a daily basis. Another 7 percent of these same professionals do not use more than 75 percent of the apps they have downloaded.

In this case, it appears to be less is more.

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Arundhati Parmar

By Arundhati Parmar

Arundhati Parmar is the Medical Devices Reporter at MedCity News. She has covered medical technology since 2008 and specialized in business journalism since 2001. Parmar has three degrees from three continents - a Bachelor of Arts in English from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India; a Masters in English Literature from the University of Sydney, Australia and a Masters in Journalism from Northwestern University in Chicago. She has sworn never to enter a classroom again.
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