A new study finds that more people are using smartphones or tablets in hospitals and nursing homes than ever before, but that more than half of all people who visit the hospital in the U.S. in the year to March 30 are not using a smartphone or tablet.
That’s an increase from more than a decade ago, according a report from researchers at Johns Hopkins University.
The study, which was released Thursday, found that about a quarter of hospital visits in the United States in the period from April 1 to March 31, 2018, were done using smartphones, up from about a fifth in the early 2000s.
“What’s happening is people are moving from an old-school practice of a smartphone to a new-school device that they’re actually using, with less reliance on a doctor or nurse,” said the study’s lead author, Joseph J. Klima, professor of health information technology and director of the Center for Health Information Technology at Johns’ Bloomberg School of Public Health.
“People are looking at more ways to get to and from the hospital, whether that’s by walking or walking to the door, or even using their cellphones to take advantage of the mobility that’s available to them.”
Mobile devices and tablets have been popular for many years, but the pace of growth in the past year has caught the eye of many health professionals, including the American Medical Association, which has proposed new guidelines for health-care workers that would require devices like smartwatches, tablets and other devices to be connected to a doctor’s office.
And many health care organizations have embraced smartphone apps to help patients manage their care, and to keep tabs on the latest treatments and treatments.
The National Institutes of Health, which runs the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, is also proposing to require mobile apps to be on smartphones and other wearable devices that can monitor health information and medical records, as well as track the status of their devices and the time spent using them.
But many doctors have expressed reservations about the new proposals, and some hospitals are trying to stay ahead of the game.
In a report published Thursday in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, doctors, nurses and other health care professionals expressed concern that requiring mobile devices in hospitals could lead to higher costs and that many of the new devices are “more likely to cause unnecessary stress and discomfort.”
But the study authors noted that the data shows that while mobile devices have become increasingly common in recent years, they have also been a major contributor to hospital care over the past decade.
A new report from Johns Hopkins researchers says that more health care workers are using mobile devices for personal health-related tasks and that the number of people who use them is on the rise.
The researchers analyzed data from a national survey of more than 1,000 health care providers, asking them about how often patients use their smartphones, how often they use mobile devices, and how many people in their workforce use a smartphone.
They found that while a significant number of medical workers use smartphones, a substantial majority of the people who do are not medical professionals.
The survey results also showed that smartphone usage has been increasing, with about half of the respondents reporting they have used a smartphone for personal use in the last year.
Among the more than 100 respondents who reported using smartphones in the previous year, more than 70 percent were not attending a hospital.
Nearly three-quarters of the workers were not currently working, and only about 13 percent were currently on paid leave.
And nearly half of those who reported never using a mobile device for personal or family use said they were using one in the first three months of the year.
The report said the findings “show that, for the vast majority of Americans, mobile devices are an increasingly important part of their daily lives.”
The study’s authors say that the increase in smartphone use is especially noticeable among older adults and people with disabilities.
Among them, nearly one-third of people aged 65 to 74 were using their smartphones for personal purposes in the three months prior to the survey, up significantly from about one-quarter of those aged 25 to 34.
The increase in mobile use in these older adults has been a focus of recent research, with researchers working to develop new devices to help with more complex tasks.
The Johns Hopkins study found that the majority of people in the age group of 50 to 64 reported using their phones for their personal health and personal productivity in the two months prior.
But the majority were not using one of the devices in the month after the survey was conducted.
A more recent survey by the Pew Research Center found that among the elderly, about one in five said they use a mobile phone for personal productivity, up slightly from one in six years ago.
But among the more affluent Americans in the study, nearly half reported using a cellphone or tablet for work purposes.
In addition to the overall number of workers using smartphones for their health and productivity, the study found the average number of