Email use was highest among doctors ages 35 to 44, at 30%, and its use among other age groups was not far behind.
The websites of physician groups or medical practices were US internet users’ most trusted sources for health care treatment information.
More than one out of five internet users named the internet as their most trusted source of medical information.
Banking is top of mind for smart device owners who are increasingly using mobile to accomplish the daily to-do list.
The most time spent online by US physicians was for so-called Health Care Providers content.
For information, news, tools and, increasingly, patient health records, a considerable 81% of US physicians went to sites targeted to health care professionals in Q1 2012.
The internet has become an integral part of clinical practice, allowing physicians to stay up to date on healthcare treatments, medications and payer guidelines.
55% of US physicians used a mobile device for learning and 67% used one for encyclopedic knowledge.
In March 2012, 70% of US physicians used a smartphone as part of their medical practice.