How it was done:
E-mail invitations were sent to physicians and other providers in the Modern Healthcare subscriber database, as well as to members of the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems. This year, 258 participants responded. Of those, 214 responded affirmatively to the question, “Do you use a mobile device such as an iPhone, iPad, tablet, BlackBerry or Android for work purposes?” Of the 44 who answered “no,” five named their favorite mobile apps anyway.
Respondents gave their first, second and third choices in order of importance to them. Three points were awarded to apps named as a respondent’s first choice, two points to apps named as a second choice and one point for apps chosen as a third choice. Apps then were ranked by total points. Readers also were asked to rank their usage preference for each mobile device they used.