However, another survey commissioned by the company revealed general practitioners didn't feel strongly about integrating new technologies into their practices, proving that the two groups aren't seeing eye-to-eye when it comes to new innovations.
One survey included 500 general practitioners from New York, Florida, California, Illinois, and Texas who completed a six-question survey over the phone. The consumer study included 1,000 adults in the U.S. who answered questions online.
On a positive note, about 37% of doctors currently were using the tools or were interested in using them.
Those who used them said the devices made a difference at their practices. About 60% of handheld ultrasound users felt it positively impacted their practices, and 85% of doctors who use the tool feel it will impact the healthcare industry.
Technology use appealed to most patients. About 50% of consumers think their doctors should make use of the latest medical technology, such as handheld ultrasound, if it is affordable, according to the consumer survey.
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