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Software Technology Advancements in the
Healthcare Industry
When you think about the healthcare system in the
US, you dont necessarily spare much time for
thinking about the software thats behind it. But
without this software, the whole network of
healthcare providers simply wouldnt function.
The way that data is stored, processed and
accessed, allows the healthcare network to
operate, ensuring everything from small local
clinics to large hospitals run smoothly. However,
making sure that this remains the case involves
keeping up to date with the latest different
types of medical software. In order to ensure
that the hospital or clinic is working in the
best interests of the patients who use it,
administrators need to make sure internal
processes are using the best possible software.
These decisions can have a big impact on the way
that healthcare is offered across the
UK. Choosing the right electronic medical records
software to use for your institution is perhaps
the single biggest decision you can make, so its
important that you get it right. But with much
of the software available appearing to be very
similar in nature, this is not always a
clear-cut decision.
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What is Health Technology?
First, its worth taking a closer look at exactly
what health technology is and what it can offer
your organisation.
Health information technology, also known as HIT,
is an application in true technological sense
thriving in the health industry. It refers to the
electronic systems that are used to store, share
and access any relevant information. With so many
patients and staff to deal with, there is a need
for comprehensive management of this data. The
way the data is shared between the practitioners,
patients and other relevant bodies is also a key
consideration. HIT has been shown to have a
significantly more positive effect on the quality
and effectiveness of healthcare. It promotes
public health in a general sense while ensuring
that diagnoses are more accurate. It also helps
keep costs down and reduce the frequency of
errors. Apart from improving the quality of care
and keeping costs down, HIT can also help to
reduce the amount of time you spend dealing with
data processing. Reducing the daily admin
workload by automating tasks such as
prescriptions, information sharing and paperwork
can free up time that could be better spent
elsewhere in the practice.
The Different Categories of HIT
The two main types of HIT are medical practice
management and EHR/EMR. Lets take a look at
each in more detail.
Medical Practice Management
The medical practice management software helps
you with every aspect of clinical practice
management. It centralises the way you operate,
allowing you to do things in a more efficient
way. This means it is more suited to clerical
work, managing practice workflows but not the
actual patient data. The main users of this kind
of software will be the practice admin staff,
such as front desk workers and those in other
admin roles. It can help to generate reports or
handle other admin tasks such as paying bills.
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EHR/EMR
Electronic health records, known as EHR, and
electronic medical records software, known as
EMR, deal with the storage of patients medical
details and data. In the past this all had to be
done by hand, which was both time- and
space-consuming and led to inevitable filing
errors and mix ups. New software means there is
no need to fill anything out by hand. This
eliminates the time-consuming manual work and
means information can be shared rather than
simply stored in one place. Different facilities
can share and update patient records. This means
that care can be more consistent and less time is
spent trying to get up to speed or locating
physical records, which may have been damaged or
misplaced. While there are some differences
between EHR and EMR, they essentially perform the
same function. Advice is also readily available
about which might be more suitable for you.
Key features
There are several other key software features
that have become standard for medical
establishments. One is the patient portal, where
users can access and view their own information.
They can check medical records, see appointment
times and even schedule appointments. This can
be done from the comfort of their own home rather
than having to call the already busy
surgery. Patient scheduling allows patients to
make appointments with the right healthcare
professional, matching up with the relevant time
and clinic. There are also potential benefits
for billing and payments, as well as handling
insurance. Professionals can also use certain
software for e-prescriptions, allowing these to
be filed and sent with just a few clicks of the
mouse. The system allows for remote patient
monitoring, which can help reduce costs,
especially when related to patients with chronic
conditions needing constant care. It can help to
monitor conditions such as blood pressure, with
data being used to prevent any serious
incidents. These developments in technology have
been quietly revolutionising the way that
healthcare establishments operate. By offering a
better standard of care for less, and with
constraints on time, it makes sense to make the
change.
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development requirements. Reference Link
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hnology-advancements-in-the-healthcare -industry/
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