Internet access becomes an increasingly important part of patient consultations.
San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) November 18, 2008 -- A new survey reveals physicians are accessing online clinical resources more than ever, and 75 percent prefer to obtain information from professional websites rather than through Internet searches. Epocrates, Inc., developer of mobile and online decision support resources, conducted this nationwide survey to evaluate the impact online resources have on patient communication and care.
More than 500 physician respondents validated that online resources are helping improve patient safety, keeping up to date and even saving their patients money, which is crucial in this economic climate. The survey found that through online resources, such as Epocrates Online, physicians are:
Advice from Dr. Anne Meneghetti to physicians interacting with patients while using technology can be viewed on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0fTUVuVtkw.
Epocrates conducted the survey among 501 U.S. physicians who have used its online reference within the past two months. For full survey results or to speak with a physician about using online resources in practice, please contact pr @ epocrates.com.
ABOUT EPOCRATES, INC.:
Epocrates is a leading provider of clinical information and decision support tools to healthcare professionals. Epocrates currently has more than 500,000 active subscribers worldwide, including more than one in four U.S. physicians and more than one in three U.S. medical students. The company's subscription-based services enable healthcare professionals to make more informed medical decisions, reduce medical errors and practice more efficiently. For more information about Epocrates, please visit http://www.epocrates.com/company.
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