How Software Is Making a Doctor’s Job Easier
- 18 Dec, 2019
While being a doctor may be one of the most rewarding yet challenging professions there is, nowadays, doctors have lots of help to make their work easier. With new technology that's available through various apps and software, servicing patients has gotten much easier and more efficient. Here are just some of the reasons why you should consider implementing new technology into your medical practice.
With the use of technology, such as artificial intelligence, many diseases and ailments can be predicted, and therefore, early intervention can take place. Without the need for doing any blood work or another invasive testing, simply by scanning a patient's eye, technology is able to determine a patient's blood pressure, age and more. The data collected can be used in predicting a patient's risk for a range of serious issues, such as cardiac arrest.
With the use of electronic health records (EHRs), doctors are able to obtain all of the patient's medical history regardless of whether they are new patients or if they have many providers. With X-rays and lab test results stored in an electronic file, doctors can make more informed decisions for patients, especially during emergency situations. Many of the apps embedded in the EHR can automatically handle their information and transferring. While much of this technology challenges a doctor's traditional way of doing things, having access to patient information virtually immediately when you need it is definitely an advantage worth considering. Furthermore, these systems are built with alerts to help prevent patients from receiving wrong medications or doses. They can also notify health professionals of other health conditions.
Oftentimes, some patients may have difficulty making it into the doctor's office for a number of reasons. Technology has enabled doctors to be able to conduct consultations as well as follow-up visits with patients right from their computers. Having this technology available means that you can service patients no matter where they are and even send their prescriptions to them electronically. Patients that are immobile or have limited access to transportation can really benefit from seeing a virtual doctor. It also helps to eliminate overcrowded waiting rooms.
Whether it's managing patient records or diagnosing medical conditions, the use of technology in the medical field makes sense. When you would normally get a colleague's second opinion on a patient's diagnosis, you can have artificial intelligence give you a virtual hand. Having a smarter medical service means having greater accuracy and potentially saving more lives.
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