What Mobile Devices Do Hospitals Support or Plan To Support in the Next 24 Months?

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Among more than 130 surveyed health IT professionals, 83.3% said their hospital supports clinicians' use of Apple iPads on their network or plans to support such use over the next 24 months, according to a survey by Aruba Networks, a provider of network access technology.

About 65.2% of survey respondents said their hospital supports or plans to support the use of Apple's iPhone or iPod Touch. About 52.3% said their hospital supports or plans to support the use of Blackberry devices and 51.5% said their hospital supports or plans to support the use of an Android-based smartphone.

In addition, 45.5% said their hospital supports or plans to support clinicians' use of Android-based tablet computers.

The report is based on an online survey conducted from December 2011 to January 2012 among more than 130 health IT professionals working at hospitals in North America and around the world.

Source: Aruba Networks, "2012 Healthcare Mobility Trends"


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