Patients say physicians with mobile apps are faster, convenient, offer better communication

This is the chief finding of a survey of 550 U.S. consumers commissioned by mobile device management specialist SOTI. The survey also found more than half of U.S. physicians (57 percent) offer their patients a mobile app to do tasks like schedule appointments, access personal healthcare information or view lab results.

More revealing was the fact that three quarters of patients surveyed said physicians who integrate mobile technology are able to provide a faster and more convenient experience. 54 percent of survey respondents said they thought physicians who leverage mobile technology cut down on physician wait times.