Posted November 10, 2017 by admin in articles
 
 

Modern Attitude In Healthcare With Technology

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Exclusive article by Lindsey Patterson at EMRIndustry.com

Technology has an impact on different aspects of human life. Everything is changing from cars to the movies people watch. Advancements in technology changed the way people consume goods and services, and it also changed healthcare. Even though the progress is not going to stop anytime soon, it is worth noting that health care benefits from technology every day. It changed the way people receive their treatment at home or in a hospital. Different aspects of healthcare from stem cell therapy treatment to cancer treatment continues to improve because of technology improvements.

Improved Monitoring in Hospitals

When people think of administering healthcare, people first think of busy doctors and crowded hospitals trying to see patients for as long as possible before they are called away to the next case. However, with the modern technology taking significant steps forward, several hospitals now benefit from robots checking up on their patients. This way of monitoring frees up the staff, but the relevant information still reaches the patient’s file and the attending doctor.

Robots are now smart enough to assist doctors during surgery. They can only do a few minor things reducing the number of human errors made on soft tissue surgeries. Robots will never replace human doctors altogether, but the collaboration between the two sides is becoming a reality.

On The Phone With a Doctor

Another significant improvement in the ways people can contact their primary care physicians. Five to ten years ago the only way for that was to go to surgery or private practice, sit in line and wait till the doctor was free to see their patient. Nowadays people can call in, and some methods even offer a video call option, allowing people to do it from the comfort of their home.

The patient can talk to the GP and ask all the questions, and if there is a prescription, another service receives it from the doctor, fills it out and delivers the package to the patient’s doorstep. This means people don’t have to leave home and it is also convenient for the doctors.

The change in computers and data organizing in private practices and hospitals changed the way medical staff files the data. It made patient care more efficient as before that notes on patients and treatment were chaotic and mostly handwritten. It was hard for the patients to understand their health history let alone their prescriptions. If they changed doctors, it took a while to sort out all the information the patient had about their medical history.

Doctors also have an easier way of assigning the right treatment to their patients quicker because they have all the information available to them in a couple of clicks. There is no need to play guessing games because of the previous treatment, as well as a database of possible treatment options, are also available for the doctor using a computer or a tablet.
The Importance Of a Healthier Environment

Modern technology helps to improve healthcare as well as preventative screening. There are also incentives for companies to create better home appliances as well as change the trends that encourage people to live a healthier lifestyle in general. Preventative screening helps health problems get diagnosed sooner before it is too late to start administering treatment. This is particularly important for cancer and diabetes patients but not exclusive to them.

Creating a cleaner home environment as well as changing lifestyle and habits can be beneficial in the long run and allow people to skip visits to a doctor or a hospital in general. Changing just a couple of your patterns will improve your public health and wellbeing and technology can help with that as well.

Medical research and technology continue their victory march every day. Scientists and researchers use the modern technology to find the cure to diseases they didn’t have a treatment for five or ten years ago.  It is essential that technology becomes more accessible and affordable for patients and medical professionals alike and the trends show positive improvements in different areas of healthcare.

 

 



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