It’s a pretty good bet that many of the doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and pharmacists in your organization have a smartphone and use it on a regular basis.
But what are they using it for? To connect with friends through social media? To search for healthcare information relevant to their jobs? To network with others in their profession? Yes, yes, and yes.
AMN Healthcare recently released the results of its 2013 Survey of Social Media and Mobile Usage by Healthcare Professionals: Job Search and Career Trends. The results showed that healthcare professionals are constantly refining their use of social media, as well as their use of mobile technology.
According to the survey, three out of four healthcare professionals now use a smartphone, with a growing number using their smartphones to access healthcare-related content and job information. In fact, the use of social media for job searching purposes has almost doubled since the first social media survey was conducted in 2010, and now reaches 41 percent.