Six out of 10 doctors prefer iPhones

August 4, 2009: 7:08 PM ET

Software advice: bar chart 1Healthcare professionals would seem a natural market for smartphones, especially if the Obama administration makes good its campaign promise to computerize U.S. health care records.

But which smartphone will doctors and nurses be using?

Software Advice, an Austin-based resource for software buyers, tried to answer that question last week. In what it admits was not a "super-scientific" survey, it e-mailed a questionnaire to 700 healthcare professionals and processed 71 replies. The results, released on Tuesday, show an interesting mix of preferences that vary according to job description.


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