By TNT Bureau
Sep 12, 2017: The effect of technology on the healthcare industy over the past few years has been immeasurable. Health experts believe that over 90% of healthcare organizations are using telemedicine. In addition to this, technology advancements have greatly improved communication and revolutionized how healthcare data is stored and accessed. Technology has also had a major impact on healthcare careers and education. Here are some spectacular ways that technology has changed the game for healthcare careers.
With their busy schedules and limited free time, as well as the restrictions imposed by HIPAA regulations, doctors can be difficult to get hold of. New developments in technology have focused on this pain point and are designed to improve the link between patients and doctors (and vice versa). A new social network called Doximity is attempting to connect doctors better by providing a safe place to interact. Currently, 40 percent of U.S. physicians are already on the site. Another technology, Omnifluent Health, is a translation software that instantly converts a doctor’s spoken words into another language.
One of the most useful and practical innovations in recent years is remote monitoring technology. Home monitoring systems can be used by patients in the comfort of their home to reduce the time and costs associated with recurring visits to the doctor. Using a small device designed to measure a particular health issue, remote centers can analyze a patient’s data and alert them if something’s wrong. Remote monitoring devices are particularly useful for patients who have a pacemaker.
An old Apple advertisement campaign used to say, “There’s an app for that!” That is almost certainly true today. In the health-care sector, there’s a mobile app for almost everything. Doctors, tech gurus, and patients are all putting their heads together to discover new ways to monitor personal health. You can now track your daily sleep patterns, count calories, research treatment options, and even monitor your heart rate.
Telehealth refers to the use of digital technology to deliver medical care and health education by connecting multiple users from various locations. Patients have the ability to video conference with physicians for their routine appointment verses being examined physically, thus, reducing the fee structure typically charged for an office visit and saving time of the commute to the physician’s office as well.