Smartphone usage amongst Asian Healthcare Professionals
Posted Sep 20 2011 12:17am
The result of an online survey conducted by MIMS (a leading healthcare media company prominent in the Asia Pacific region, and provider of the popular MIMS drug information system) shows that smartphone usage amongst Asian Healthcare Professionals is significant, but perhaps still behind that in North Americal where the uptake is in the region of 70-90%.
I am rather surprised that the majority still use Nokias and Windows (incorrectly stated as Windows 7 instead of Windows Phone 7 in the survey, and I wonder if folks are still using the older Windows Mobile OS) and that iPhone and Android usage comprise only about 15% each, which is relatively small, considering that iPhone and Android platforms have more healthcare related applications today compared with the other platforms. Looks like there is lots of room yet for smartphone adoption by healthcare professionals in Asia.
PalmOS used to be the king of smartphones amongst healthcare professionals and sadly this is no longer the case. webOS has not had significant penetration in the AsiaPacific yet and given the current changes in HP, the future is not clear but as an advocate of this excellent mobile OS (and with the recent flurry of interest in webOS now with the Touchpad firesales) , I still have my hopes!